Edwin Jackson’s Getting a Bad Narrative

What would you call a pitcher with a 3.79 fielder independent pitching (FIP), a 51.3% ground ball rate, a home run to fly ball ratio of 9.9%, and an fWAR of 2.0? My guess is you wouldn’t immediately call him the 2013 version of Edwin Jackson.  But it was.  We all know about the 18 losses (Don’t get me started on pitcher W-L record), the 4.98 ERA, and the meltdown innings where...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 4, Cardinals 6 (4/14/14)

OSS: Edwin Jackson dodges the first bullet and gets hit by the second. Three Up 1. Junior Lake, sure. He went 2-4 with a triple. Pretty cool. 2. Mike Olt, why not. 2-3, with a double and an RBI. 3. Anthony Rizzo hit a home run! It was fun, because we had a lead before Grim Death took hold of Chicago. Three Down 1. Edwin Jackson had a really ****** game. Just 4 runs in 6 innings doesn’t...
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Cardinals hope to stay on offensive roll in finale vs. Cubs

While they've been inconsistent this season, the St. Louis Cardinals' hitters had its best showing of the season in the middle game of its first series against the Chicago Cubs. St. Louis will try to build on that performance in Sunday's finale by continuing its recent success against former Cardinals right-hander Edwin Jackson. St. Louis (6-5) batted .212 in its first...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Third Tier National League Starting Pitchers

Edwin JacksonSource: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images North America The last group of starters in the National League is the kind you only use in National League only leagues. After all, when we do the math on the first two tiers, we find more than 40 guys in the first two tiers. That includes pitchers with more than 100 innings in 2013. When we include injured guys and newcomers then...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Edwin Jackson: not a $52 Million mistake for the Cubs — Yet

There is no way to sugarcoat Edwin Jackson’s disastrous first season with the Chicago Cubs. Of 80 qualifying starters in major league baseball last year, Jackson had both the 78th highest ERA, 4.98, and WHIP, 1.46.  No pitcher lost more games than his 18, against just eight wins. Jackson’s disastrous season only cost the Cubs $13 million, the first year of a 4-year, $52 million...
Via The Sports Bank
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson hopes to rebound in 2nd season with Cubs

Edwin Jackson's first season with the Chicago Cubs was a dud. Now, they just hope Jackson can live up to his career norms - if not every dollar of his $52 million, four-year contract. The 30-year-old right-hander went 8-18 last year, the most losses in the majors, with a 4.98 ERA while carrying a modest load of 175 innings. His career averages are 11-13 and a 4.47 ERA. Jackson...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Facepalm 5.29.13 – Edwin Jackson’s velocity and other news and notes

Edwin Jackson had a good/crappy night For the first time, Jackson looked like the pitcher the Cubs were expecting when they signed him to a four year deal. He hit 97 on the Sox gun (which Len and JD suggested may have been a little hot) with his fastball. Though the game ended up getting rained out, his pfx numbers are still in the brooks database (at least for now). Jackson came...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs & the benefits of signing Edwin Jackson

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...
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December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB free agent pitcher updates: Edwin Jackson edition

Can we all just get off of Edwin Jackson’s back already? The free agent pitcher, who most recently worked at the back end of the Washington Nationals’ rotation in 2012 is likely to sign with his 8th different team this offseason since breaking in with the Dodgers back in 2003. Since when does a guy who can put up 30+ starts (he’s done that each of his past 6 seasons), 180+...
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November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Jackson hoping to corral Cardinals in Game 3

Edwin Jackson knew first hand just how good the Cardinals offense can be. He's gotten a couple rough reminders lately. The former Cardinals right-hander will look to slow one of the best offenses in the National League when the two collide in a key Game 3 Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park in Washington. Jackson joined the Cardinals midway through last season and helped...
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October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

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