Found December 28, 2012 on World Series Dreaming:
Edwin Jackson has capped a busy offseason for the Chicago Cubs in 2012. Edwin Jackson represents a huge shift in the philosophy of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. The mantra of the front office has been creating short term assets to turn into long term assets. That has been the plan. Or maybe not. Edwin Jackson accepted a contract from the Cubs that by almost all objective measures was market value for his production. He is 29 years old, and has averaged a 4.10 ERA over 31 starts the past three seasons. The 31 starts is the important feature that has been overlooked by many given the current construction of the Cubs staff with guys who have either never made it through a full season starting or coming off of injury. The signing of Edwin Jackson, though a nice addition to the roster in it of itself but more importantly the first real attempt to deliver on Theo Epstein’s promise of parallel fronts. Following the 101 loss season many have exposed a theory that Epstein and company plan ...
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