Comments on: Pirates Made a Three Year Offer to Edwin Jackson http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-made-a-three-year-offer-to-edwin-jackson.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:28:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-made-a-three-year-offer-to-edwin-jackson.html#comment-12088 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23649#comment-12088 If you were already a millionaire his straegy is less risky

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-made-a-three-year-offer-to-edwin-jackson.html#comment-12087 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 18:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23649#comment-12087 I think Jackson turned down other three year offers too.  The Bucs would probably have had to pay $36 to $40 to get Jackson for the 3 years.  I could see going to $12 million a year but would be worried about going over that.  Free agents are not the only way to improve the team.  This might have been the year to trade for someone with a higher contract.  Some have said that it was good that Bucs didn’t pick up Cedeno’s option because he signed for much less.  I would use the same argument to say that the Bucs overpaid for Barmes and Barajas.  The Bucs jumped on them and gave them offers that they were not getting from anyone else.  If they would have done that for Jackson they might have signed him.  I think the team is very reluctant to sign anyone for a multi-year deal for over $10 million a year and Andrew McCuth will be first player to get such a deal.

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-made-a-three-year-offer-to-edwin-jackson.html#comment-12085 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 18:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23649#comment-12085 Biertemple says Pirates tried to inquire about Oswalt and were ready to jump into bidding war but were rebuffed.
Nobody wants to pitch for Pirates these days. They need to get back to contention for a couple years if they want top free agents to consider playing in Pittsburgh.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-made-a-three-year-offer-to-edwin-jackson.html#comment-12084 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 17:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23649#comment-12084 He must think he is going to go 17-10 with a 3.00 era or something like that. That could get him a 5 year deal I guess.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-made-a-three-year-offer-to-edwin-jackson.html#comment-12082 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23649#comment-12082 20 losing seasons come September, I don’t blame Jackson for not wanting to sign a 3 year deal with this organization.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-made-a-three-year-offer-to-edwin-jackson.html#comment-12080 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23649#comment-12080 It’s feeble when you are getting ready for your 20th straight year of losing and your payroll is paid by welfare from the successful clubs.  The Pirates knew that wouldn’t get it done.  They just did it to pacify the suckers.  Unfortunately for the Pirates, they will have to overpay to get any half decent free agent to sign with them.  Bad example, Boston wins year in and year out, players want to go play for a winning team.  They don’t have to pay as much as the Pirates do and they sure as s**t don’t need him as much as the Pirates do.

Get realistic, it is the team. Until they do something positive, I will continue to bash them when it is deserved and hopefully someday I can praise them as well.  I won’t hold my breath.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-made-a-three-year-offer-to-edwin-jackson.html#comment-12078 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23649#comment-12078 “This was just a feeble attempt to show the fans that they tried.”  

Since when is 30mil feeble, no one else made him an offer that good.
Instead of ripping the Bucs for trying to spend 30mil, it is about time that the Pirates got some credit for trying to make the team better, this was no feeble attempt.
Boston tried to get Jackson for a lot less than the Pirates offered.
Sometimes it is not the team, sometimes it is the “PLAYUA”, deals have two sides,

Toronto has had players turn them down because they don’t like the artificial field, unless the press can give me reasons why players take or don’t take deals, I see no reason to bash a club.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-made-a-three-year-offer-to-edwin-jackson.html#comment-12077 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23649#comment-12077 I’m glad he turned the Pirates down.  Three years would have been a bad deal for the Pirates.  For all his talent, he seems to put up the same marginal numbers everywhere he pitches.

Another issue to consider is that Rizzo and Boras have a pretty good relationship.  There is nothing stopping them from signing him to an extension later on.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-made-a-three-year-offer-to-edwin-jackson.html#comment-12076 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23649#comment-12076 Sorry Pirates, but you are going to have to spend a little bit of that moldy revenue sharing money if you want to sign a free agent.  If they want any decent free agent to sign with them, they will have to overpay, just like Washington did with Werth.  A 3 year $33-$35 million contract would have been a positive move for the Pirates and would have been nowhere near crippling.  They would have a decent #3 or #4 starter in place when Tallion and Cole moved up to be our aces.  This was just a feeble attempt to show the fans that they tried.

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By: Joseph Wil http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/pirates-made-a-three-year-offer-to-edwin-jackson.html#comment-12075 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=23649#comment-12075 We need to go after OSwalt now, nobody else who wants him has the money or willing to give him what he wants.  He can give us 110 innings and Bedard gives us 100 thats a lot better then we have been. 

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