Pirates Attack Edwin Jackson Early In 4-2 Win, Sweep Cubs

Only Mother Nature could stop the Pirates’ offensive barrage on Edwin Jackson. In the first two innings, the Bucs smacked six hits and brought in four runs on the opposing starting pitcher, en route to a 4-2 Thursday afternoon victory and sweep over the Chicago Cubs. While Jackson struck out six batters, he also left plenty of pitches down the middle for the Pirates to smack. Then it began to rain. Jackson and mound opponent...

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Pirates Made a Three Year Offer to Edwin Jackson

Last week we heard that Edwin Jackson received a few three year offers before eventually signing a one year, $11 M deal with the Washington Nationals. Ken Rosenthal reports today that the Pirates were one of the teams with a three year offer. Rosenthal tweeted that the Pirates made a three year offer to Jackson, and also made a one year offer which was below the amount that Jackson received from Washington. He followed up that he...

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The Edwin Jackson Campaign Has Begun

Last night as I was going to bed I noticed a conversation starting up on Twitter. Brian from Raise the Jolly Roger (@rtjr) and Jon from The “Mc” Effect (@McEffect) discovered Edwin Jackson’s Twitter account. The two suggested sending messages to Jackson to convince him to sign with the Pirates. Other fans joined in, and the Twitter hash tag #EJaxtoBucs was born. A search of the hash tag will show you all of the...

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Could the Pirates Afford Edwin Jackson?

  At the start of the off-season I had Edwin Jackson listed as a pitcher that I liked, but one that I never thought would be a possibility for the Pittsburgh Pirates. A few weeks ago I pointed out that the market for the 28 year old right hander has been surprisingly quiet. There were talks that Jackson’s asking price was high, although we didn’t really have any solid numbers. Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports...

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Edwin Jackson a Possibility for the Pirates?

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors looked at Edwin Jackson’s upcoming free agency, following his poor start in the World Series last night. ┬áDierkes speculated that the Yankees and Red Sox won’t be suitors for Jackson in the off-season, and listed the Pittsburgh Pirates as one of the teams that could be matches for Jackson. Dierkes noted Jackson’s inconsistent play over the last few years, and how he’s moved...

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