Edwin Jackson – Photo by Keith Allison
Edwin Jackson could soon be calling Petco Park home. Jim Bowden of ESPN reported today via twitter,
“Padres and Edwin Jackson continue to negotiate towards 3- year deal according to Padres source”
For those fans that have wanted to see the Padres New Ownership flex some muscle, your time may be here. With most of the free agent starters off the market, Jackson and 34 year old Kyle Lohse are the best names available. If Jackson were to sign, the Padres would be the eighth team for the 29 year old.
Our own Brandon Cline made his case for Edwin Jackson earlier this week. If Jackson does sign he would compete for (and should win) the opening day start and join a group that includes Jason Marquis, Edinson Volquez, Clayton Richard, Eric Stults, Casey Kelly, as well as Andrew Cashner, Cory Luebke, and Joe Wieland when they return from injury.
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