Comments on: Could the Pirates Afford Edwin Jackson? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/could-the-pirates-afford-edwin-jackson.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:36:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/could-the-pirates-afford-edwin-jackson.html#comment-11516 Wed, 04 Jan 2012 06:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22843#comment-11516 There is no way I would give this guy a 5 year contract like Boras is asking, and while being a good starter no doubt, he’s become overpriced. I still think if you can get Jeff Francis or Joe Saunders for 1 or 2 years at reasonable price, it would be a much better gamble. Joel Pineiro & Chris Young are still out there too. I wouldn’t go more than a 2 yr contract on any of the pitchers though.
In fact I’m more of the opinion that a good hitting first baseman would be the better move.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/could-the-pirates-afford-edwin-jackson.html#comment-11514 Tue, 03 Jan 2012 22:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22843#comment-11514 Now the word is that Boras is seeking 15-17 million a year? I wouldn’t hold it against any team not signing him at that number!!! PASS!!!!

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/could-the-pirates-afford-edwin-jackson.html#comment-11513 Tue, 03 Jan 2012 18:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22843#comment-11513 I understand that but I’m not sure the rest of the league looks at E Jax as  a top FA. If a team will come close to the price that it appears the Yankees and red Sox have not yet been willing to make he may have no other choice than to come to a team like the Pirates. I think they could get him by offering similar $ but for more years.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/could-the-pirates-afford-edwin-jackson.html#comment-11511 Tue, 03 Jan 2012 17:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22843#comment-11511 I can’t see the Pirates commiting themselves for 5 yrs to somebody like Jackson ,I ‘m not saying that it is a bad move …I just can’t see it happening…. somebody like a McCutchen yeah but not a Jackson. 

 

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By: Ross http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/could-the-pirates-afford-edwin-jackson.html#comment-11509 Tue, 03 Jan 2012 03:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22843#comment-11509 okay yeah ANY team can afford ANY player out there. but you need to use common sense that free agents have to approve of places they want to go, which is usually only yearly contenders. and right now the pirates arent one so they arent going to be on any of the top free agents’ lists

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/could-the-pirates-afford-edwin-jackson.html#comment-11508 Tue, 03 Jan 2012 02:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22843#comment-11508 They could afford anyone on a 1 year deal. Question is is he worth the investment. If they paid no more than 4/40 I think he’d be great for the team. I would think hes certainly better than Karstens Correia Lincoln Jeff Locke and probably McPherson. As far as wanting to sign here I thnk he’ll take the most guaranteed $ regardless of team. He has a ring, played a bunch of places, and could be looking for some stability as far as rotation spot.
I wouldnt being against throwing in a high $ 5 option year as an incentive either.

Trading Hanrahan, Garret Jones, Karstens, and/or try to get anything for Correia could go a long way in freeeing up $ for not only him but possibly a FA 1b.  

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/could-the-pirates-afford-edwin-jackson.html#comment-11505 Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22843#comment-11505 Of course they can afford him.  But unless he has no other options, he wouldn’t come here.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/could-the-pirates-afford-edwin-jackson.html#comment-11504 Mon, 02 Jan 2012 23:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22843#comment-11504 …plus Jackson throws a lot of pitches.  I haven’t checked the numbers but i remember 2 years ago Guillen leaving him out there for 130+ pitches when he was with the white sox. He’s a horse but even horses break down after overuse. I am not a fan of more than a 3 year deal for him.

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By: Vicente Barletta http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/could-the-pirates-afford-edwin-jackson.html#comment-11503 Mon, 02 Jan 2012 22:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22843#comment-11503 I think the real question is: does EJax wants to play in Pittsburgh?

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/could-the-pirates-afford-edwin-jackson.html#comment-11502 Mon, 02 Jan 2012 22:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22843#comment-11502 Any rumors/reports on why Jackson has been traded so often – problems with attitude, poor teammate, etc? I can see why he would be in demand but you would think some team would have tried to hold on to him after acquiring him.

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