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.