Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Thoughts on Edwin Jackson: Doesn't Look Like He's Joining the Orioles...

As Dan Duquette keeps making little moves here and there, there’s been a lot of speculation on one pitcher – righty Edwin Jackson.

With the off-season down to its final few weeks, Jackson – in search of a long term contract with super-agent Scott Boras – is still without a team.

Reports have surfaced in the media that Jackson perhaps may go after a one year contract and try to re-enter the market next off-season for another pay day.

At only 28, Jackson has time to ponder his career long-term. He’s very talented, throws hard, authored a no-hitter with the Diamondbacks, and has a World Series under his belt with the Cardinals; however, he’s bounced around, been wildly inconsistent throughout his career and only has a career 60-60 record with a 4.46 ERA and a WHIP of 1.44.

His results on the mound – so far in the big leagues – are the definition of mediocrity.

Then again, Jackson was 12-9 last year with an ERA of 3.79 in 2011 – a tad better than his career numbers. He tallied 148 strikeouts and had a WHIP of 1.44.

I guess the question is: would Jackson come to Baltimore?

Only if he was desperate.

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