Found December 21, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Assuming that the deal actually goes through as planned, which is easier said than done on the North Side these days, the Chicago Cubs will have made their most noteworthy signing of the offseason, in bringing in starter Edwin Jackson.  Jackson, who has become the very definition of a journeyman over the last several years, finally gets a home for more than a few months in agreeing to a four-year, $52 million contract. While it seems like a tremendous overpayment by the front office, it's actually only a raise of $2 million from what he made with the Washington Nationals last season. There's no doubt that $13 mil a year is a good chunk of change to spend on a guy who won't be above a no. 3 starter in the rotation. But in this market, and given what Jackson brings to the table, this is a deal that is actually a very nice one for the Chicago Cubs. Despite being a former top prospect in his days with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Jackson isn't the type of pitch...
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