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Yesterday it was reported that free agent Edwin Jackson had
narrowed his list of suitors down to two teams; the Chicago Cubs and Texas
Rangers. Now, Jim Bowden of ESPN is saying that the Cubs are the frontrunner
Cubs now the front runner for Edwin Jackson as negotiations continue with both Cubs and Rangers..4 yrs and approx 52 m is ball park #source
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 20, 2012
Bowden adds that Jackson and his representation are
continuing negotiations with both the Cubs and the Rangers at this time, and he
says an offer of four years and $52 million is in the “ball park.”
The Cubs have been attempting to replenish their rotation this
winter through free agency, as they’ve already signed Scott Baker and Scott
Feldman and are reportedly nearing an agreement with Carlos Villanueva. Chicago
has also targeted Anibal Sanchez.
Whatever offseason additions they end up making will join a
rotation that already includes incumbents Jeff Samardzija, Matt Garza and
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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...
The Texas Rangers temporarily filled their 40-man roster Friday by picking up left-hander Jeff Beliveau on a waiver claim from the Chicago Cubs.
Beliveau pitched in 22 games for the Cubs this year, going 1-0 with a 4.58 ERA. He was designated for assignment Dec. 12 to make room when the Cubs signed Ian Stewart.
Beliveau was the organization's minor league pitcher of the year...
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with right-hander Edwin Jackson.
The person spoke Thursday on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. Several outlets had previously reported the agreement.
The Cubs will be the eighth team in 11 years for the 29-year...
Jon Heyman (and others) are reporting that the Cubs have signed SP Carlos Villanueva, formerly of the Toronto Blue Jays. The 29-year old swingman ran up career highs in innings (125.1) and games started(16) last year for the Blue Jays. Depsite a fastball that won't get over 90 too often, he manages nearly 8 K/9(7.8 to be exact) for his career and a 3.1 BB/9. He's a bit prone...
Edwin Jackson has chosen to sign with the Chicago Cubs. Four-years and $52 million are pretty good reasons. Multiple teams had interst in the 29-year-old but yesterday the bidding was between the Cubs and Texas Rangers.
In Chicago, Jackson will join a staff that includes Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija, Scott Feldman and Travis Wood. The team also has Scott Baker who should return in...
I think George Carlin said it best:
“I’ve never ****** a 10, but one night I ****** 5 twos”
Which, you know, might be the perfect way to describe the Cubs 2013 rotation. The Cubs have handed out contracts to Edwin Jackson (4yrs, 52MM) and Carlos Villanueva (2yrs, 10MM), rounding out a rotation of not great but not quite awful starters.
MLB Depth Charts projects the starting...
The Chicago Cubs have signed Carlos Villanueva to a two-year, $10mm deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
Villanueva spent the last two seasons in Toronto posting a combined 4.11 ERA, while splitting time in the rotation and the bullpen.
Last season in 38 games (16 starts) Villanueva went 7-7 with a 4.16 ERA with a 8.8 K/9.
Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative...
A bit of surprising news on the free agency trail today: The Indians are reportedly on the short list of teams “in the market” for OF Michael Bourn, according to a tweet from ESPN and XM analyst Jim Bowden.
Michael Bourn’s market includes: Sea, Cleve, Mia, Phil, NYM, TX
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 21, 2012
Tony Lastoria, writer for the newly rebranded Indians...
While the Los Angeles Dodgers are “kicking the tires” on
late-inning relievers Joel Hanrahan and Brian Wilson, the club is not in on
free agent right-hander Rafael Soriano, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN.
Dodgers still "kicking the tires" internally on both Joel Hanrahan & Brian Wilson with goal of deepening bullpen...not in on Rafael Soriano
— JIM BOWDEN...