Cole Hamels. Phillies flirting with more baseball history

As of Tuesday afternoon, Cole Hamels is still a member of the Phillies, despite the seemingly interminable discussions around baseball about where, when or if the left-handed ace and former World Series MVP might be traded after 10 years in Philadelphia. If the talk of Hamels' future sounds familiar, it's because it is. In fact, we were talking about the same thing last year, too...
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Cubs release RHP Edwin Jackson

CHICAGO (AP) The Cubs released right-hander Edwin Jackson on Monday, one week after he was designated for assignment. Jackson, 31, was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 23 relief appearances for the Cubs this season. Signed to a four-year deal worth $52 million before the 2013 season, Jackson struggled badly over his first two years with the Cubs, going 14-33 with a 5.58 ERA and was moved...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Edwin Jackson Era is (Thankfully) Over

The Edwin Jackson era is over for the Chicago Cubs, to the delight of the fans. Theo Epstein’s biggest Cubs flop was designated for assignment on July 19th. This allowed the activation of RHP Rafael Soriano, who was signed by the Cubs organization earlier this year. Jackson’s Cubs career was nothing short of a disaster. He was signed to a 4-year, $52-million deal in 2013 after...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Call Up Rafael Soriano, DFA Edwin Jackson

In a move that has many Chicago Cubs fans saying “It’s about time”, former starting pitcher-turned rarely used bullpen arm Edwin Jackson has been designated for assignment by the club to make room for Rafael Soriano on the big league roster. Soriano, 35, hasn’t pitched in a Major League contest since the playoffs in 2014 for the Washington Nationals. He’s been putting in...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

They Should Have Passed

The recent announcement that Edwin Jackson was DFAed finally ends the long saga of undoubtedly Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer’s worst acquisition for the Cubs. Jackson, signed to a 4-year/$52 million contract prior to the 2013 season, struggled mightily in 2013 and 2014 before being demoted to the bullpen. Overall, he finished with a 5.37 ERA in 347 innings with the Cubs. Yet Jackson...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Finally dumping Jackson shows Cubs making moves for the right reasons

Finally, the Chicago Cubs can take their eyes off the Edwin Jackson train wreck. Having long lost all trust of his manager, teammates and management, Jackson has finally been jettisoned. Cubs general manager Theo Epstein decided to designate Jackson for assignment on Sunday despite the team still owing him a substantial amount of money, $15.6 million of his $52 million deal that...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Edwin Jackson designated for assignment

Theo Epstein can finally breathe a long-awaited sigh of relief. Edwin Jackson, seemingly one of Theo Epstein’s biggest mistakes as Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations, was designated for assignment to activate newly acquired relief pitcher, Rafael Soriano. Prior to the 2013 season, the Cubs signed Jackson to a four year $52 million deal. With the contract’s magnitude...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodbye, Edwin Jackson

As you may recall from before the All-Star Break, I took a look at the impending roster moves as guys come back from the disabled list and, in particular, when Rafael Soriano‘s time would come to be called up per the de facto terms of his midseason deal.  Well, Soriano is indeed coming up after mowing down minor league opponents in his tune up appearances, and the casualty is...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Maddon says Rafael Soriano to join Cubs on Monday

ATLANTA (AP) Cubs manager Joe Maddon says reliever Rafael Soriano will join the team Monday in Cincinnati, and Edwin Jackson will be designated for assignment. Following Sunday's 4-1 victory over Atlanta, Maddon said that Soriano will return to the majors after pitching a combined seven games at Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. Chicago signed the 35-year-old Soriano to a pro...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Wada not the answer?

The Chicago Cubs have struggled all year trying to find the answer to the fifth spot in the pitching rotation. There has been some success, but for the most part it has been a weak spot for the Cubs this season. The Cubs have won four of the last six and are five games over .500, so this isn’t a pressing issue this instance, but if they are to make a playoff run this season they...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: A search for consistency in the bullpen

Going into this season many believed the bullpen would be a strength for the Chicago Cubs. After a stellar season last year and the emergence of young arms, the Cubs were confident in their pen heading into this year. With almost a third of the season complete, the Cubs’ bullpen has been great at times but also inept and unreliable. Overall the bullpen has lacked consistency. Despite...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Cease Fires 99, but Not Enough Gas to Stop Giants from Pummeling Cubs

Nicoll Parra reached base four times (a two-run HR, two singles, and a walk), Chase Compton belted a triple and two doubles, drove-in a run, and scored another, Byron Murray slugged a three-run home run and a triple, Richard Amion Jr drilled an RBI triple, singled, walked, and scored a run, Fernando Pujadas smashed a two-run triple, and LHSP Nik Turley hurled six innings of shutout...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers 6, Cubs 1 (5/2/15)

OSS: Cubs strike out 18 times on the way to a loss Three up: 1. Aside from a Braun HR in the first (and another near-HR his next time up), I thought Arrieta looked pretty good in this game. Just all the bad luck you can think of in the second, with a bunch of bloops and meh contact finding holes for hits. In his not-defense though, the Brewers were running wild on him as he had no...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

I’m Gonna Go Out On a Limb and Say That Edwin Jackson Didn’t Deserve That Run

In coaching high school baseball, I emphasize a few things… If you put the ball in play, good things happen. It’s easy to give up on yourself and on your team when the chips are down, but seriously, that’s baseball. ****** happens, move on. Always run until the umpire calls you out. Generally MLB players don’t NEED to hustle all the time because most plays are going to...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres 5, Cubs 2 (4/19/15)

OSS: Schlitter and Motte implode, and the Cubs fail to convert on two bases-loaded situations. Three Up 1. Dexter Fowler got things started in this game, singling and scoring in the first. Then, he bunted for a single in the 9th, getting the tying run to the plate. He has been an excellent addition to the team this year. 2. Edwin Jackson kept the Cubs in this game with 2 innings...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies 5, Cubs 1 (4/10/15)

OSS: Cubs can’t buy a hit with RISP Three up: 1. Matt Sczcur tied the game with a bases-loaded sac fly in the third. 2. Edwin Jackson looked good coming out of the pen, hitting 94-95 with his fastball. 3. Rizzo got on base four times in four PAs, with two HBP and two singles, one of them a bunt against the shift. That’s a rare Berselius-approved bunt. Three down: 1. Pretty much...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs to Send Edwin Jackson to Tampa Bay Rays For Tampering in Joe Maddon Transaction (I Wish)

Well this is fun… Manfred says MLB investigation of potential #Cubs tampering in hiring of Maddon still active resolution expected by opening day. #Rays — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 26, 2015 Either the commissioner is too busy to deal with that petty ******** anymore, or else he really has a mountain of evidence and dirty pictures to sort through in order to come to...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Coughlin hates Siri and A's P Edwin Jackson doesn't like the Google

Tom Coughlin doesn't like or trust the Siri lady and Oakland A's pitcher Edwin Jackson doesn't like the Google.CSN Chicago’s Patrick Mooney reports that the 31-year-old pitcher showed up late for the Cubs’ spring training tilt against Oakland after driving to the wrong venue. According to Mooney, Jackson turned to Google Maps for guidance and ended up at Phoenix Municipal Stadium—the...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh, Alvin Yellon. Oh, Oh, Alvin.

When Alvin titles an article Athletics 14, Cubs 2: Oh, Edwin Jackson. Oh, Oh, Edwin.   You just know that the article is going to be condescending. When Alvin writes any article, you know that the article is going to be poorly written. Here we go. Then, word came that he had been “caught in traffic.” Uh… okay, I guess, even though Sloan Park and HoHoKam Stadium are the...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Google Maps led to Edwin Jackson arriving late to stadium

Edwin Jackson was scheduled to start the Cubs’ game Tuesday afternoon against the A’s. Unfortunately, Jackson did not arrive to the stadium on time due to difficulty getting directions to Oakland’s spring training complex. The A’s now play their spring training games at Hohokam Park in Mesa, Arizona. That’s where Jackson thought he would end...Read More
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Left With Nothing but Bad Options for E-Jax

Problems with finding a stadium that he spent his first spring with the Cubs working at aside, Edwin Jackson‘s time with the Cubs has been a colossal disappointment.  After signing a 4 year, $52M deal, Jackson was supposed to be a player who improved with the stability of a long-term contract.  Instead, the consolation prize to missing on Anibal Sanchez hasn’t offered much...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Another Reason to Dislike Edwin Jackson

He’s overpaid, he’s been a bad pitcher and despite being with the Chicago Cubs in Arizona for three spring trainings, Edwin Jackson doesn’t know when there’s traffic before getting to the ballpark. The Cubs played against the Oakland A’s on Tuesday, a 1 p.m. local start in Mesa, Arizona. Edwin Jackson was scheduled to start, but he didn’t show up on time. Only in Spring...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The Cubs #5 starter battle dissected

When the Cubs opened camp this Spring Training, one of the only real battles for a roster space figuring to take place was at the back-end of the rotation. 1 through 3 was definitely set (Lester, Arrieta, Hammel), and the 4th starter was almost certainly going to be Kyle Hendricks (though Muskat and others whispered that even he might break camp with Iowa instead of Chicago). The...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bouncing Back in 2015 – NL Central

The Chicago Cubs are in the middle of what might be the greatest movement of young talent in the history of baseball. I guess that will play itself out; however, that does make finding people to look to bounce back on the offensive side of things difficult. Thank God for the Cubs pitching staff however, because they have two guys that can’t get much worse than they were last year...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: what to do with Edwin Jackson

In their powder white and blue pinstripe pristine baseball best, the Chicago Cubs mercifully retake the field after what felt like the longest off-season in the team’s history. Truly, this was a sight for the sorest of eyes for every winter weary die-hard fan eager to toss aside their rose-colored glasses. In previous years, those same fans would not dare fancy such a thought...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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