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Tigers Alum: Edwin Jackson Signs Two Year Deal With Diamondbacks

It looks like the price to keep Edwin Jackson would have been pretty high because he signed a two year, $13.35 million deal to buy out Edwin Jackson’s final two years of arbitration.  It’ll be interesting to see how Jackson does in Arizona in 2010.  He’s coming off of a career high 214 innings and that’s after throwing nearly 190 innings in 2008 (including the postseason). 

Keep in mind, it was Justin Verlander who had a tough time in this third season after throwing back to back career highs in innings.  Jackson also had a rough second half in which he saw his strikeout to walk ratio dip severely.  Chase Field is also still a hitters park, although he’ll have the benefit of throwing to the pitcher now that he’s back in the National League.  My bet is, Jackson takes a step back before he takes his next step forward and I like the idea of having Max Scherzer in the rotation more then I do having Jackson.

I think if they sign Damon, their offense should be on par with last year’s team. I agree the pitching could be better. Of course, they were lucky last year winning 5 more than their differential said they should. They’ll have to make up for that too. Overall, I basically see them in the same position as they were last year.


Posted by Lee Panas on February 15th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

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