Yankees Rumors: Latest on Edwin Jackson

If the Yankees are serious about adding another starter this offseason and they don’t have the will to deal prospects for Matt Garza, Edwin Jackson could be the next most likely option. Let’s take a look at the latest.

  • The Yankees like Jackson, but they don’t like his asking price, via Ken Rosenthal.
  • Depending on who you listen to, Jackson is looking for a five-year deal worth $12-$15 million per season.
  • Hal Steinbrenner would have to OK a budget increase if they added any starters, via Joel Sherman.
  • The Yankees are weary of giving Jackson a big multi-year deal, via Sherman.
  • The Yankees may end up saving their money to go after Matt Cain and Cole Hamels, who are both free agents next offseason, via Tyler Kepner.
  • The Yankees dance with E-Jax and his agent, Scott Boras, is similar to their dance with Rafael Soriano last year, via Joe Pawlikowski.
Between E-Jax and Garza it seems like the Yankees are much more likely to seriously¬†pursue¬†E-Jax as they are very similar pitchers and E-Jax wouldn’t cost prospects. Kepner’s point is strong, they may very well be waiting on one of Cain or Hamels. I just worry that either or both of those pitchers could eventually re-sign instead of hitting the free agent market.

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5 Responses to Yankees Rumors: Latest on Edwin Jackson

  1. John says:

    EJax has seroousstuff. He is terribly inconsistent. The chicago media dubbed him the “black Javy Vazquez” I disagree with that. But he has a little AJ in him. If the price is right get him. Rothschild may get the best out of him

  2. Bob J. says:

    He has alot of A.J. in him…neither of them are worth the money…Lets give the kids a shot.
    Chien Ming Wang did a great job for us before he got hurt. Give Noesi or Banuelos or Betances a chance to make the club out of spring training. Wouldn't hurt to bring Bartolo back either …would just have to limit his innings so he doesnt wear down like last year

  3. John says:

    Great point bobj. I wouldlove nothing more tgan to give Banuelos a shot. Just think he’ll end upat triple a this year. Loved what I saw in spring training last year

  4. Bronx_Knight says:

    No way. I would rather bring up one or more of the kids than go with this guy. All-Star season for Detroit in 2009 and pitched very well for the White Sox in 2010/11. Other than that, he mostly sucks, including the last half of 2011 with St. Louis. Terrible career WHIP of 1.5; mediocre SO-BB ratio of 2:1.

  5. David K. says:

    This guy is terrible. He might have been good some time ago but right now he is, at best, a very mediocre number 4 starter. The latest I saw of him, I wouldn't expect much better than A.J. Burnett. Why are we going after him? I agree totally with Bronx_Knight.

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