The Chicago Cubs off season signing of Edwin Jackson to a 4 year 52 million dollar deal brings a lot of hope to the organization. In the wake of a Anibal Sanchez re-signing with Detroit, the Cubs went and signed a quality pitcher in Jackson.
Keeping in mind that this is Jackson’s seventh stop in the majors many feel that the Cubs will be his last stop and hopefully bringing the first World Series to the club since 1908.
Edwin Jackson was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2001 as an outfielder, but eventually emerged into a pitcher.
So, the real question here is Edwin Jackson worth the money the Cubs invested in him? Or will the Cubs be hanging their heads in four years? I was questioning this deal, but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Edwin is only 29 years old, so he’s just getting into his prime which the Cubs will need in a couple of years when more prospects make it into the majors. Right now, Jeff Samardzija and Matt Garza are their guys, so bringing Edwin on board gives balance to the rotation. Nobody’s denying that Edwin’s, um, been around the bases but everyone needs that chance so why not the Cubs.
I think Edwin’s going to emerge as a great leader. He’s won a ring with St. Louis and he could win another with the Cubs.