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Edwin Jackson has multiple three-year offers on the table

Jan 28, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

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While it looks like Roy Oswalt is close to deciding where he’ll sign, the market for Edwin Jackson is finally beginning to heat up.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Jackson has multiple three-year offers on the table. It’s not clear who the offers are from, but there was a report earlier this week that the Orioles would consider a four-year deal.

Rosenthal also notes that Jackson could accept a one-year deal and try his luck on the free agent market again next winter. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported earlier this week that the Red Sox are believed to be one of a few teams who Jackson would sign a one-year deal with. However, Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com called them a “long-shot” possibility this morning. Interestingly, Rosenthal hears that the Cardinals have inquired about Jackson in recent days.

Jackson, 28, went 12-9 with a 3.79 ERA and 148/62 K/BB ratio over 199 2/3 innings between the White Sox and Cardinals last season. He has a 3.96 ERA over the past three seasons.

UPDATE: Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun writes that it “doesn’t look like” the Orioles would offer Edwin Jackson a four-year deal, but three years with an option is possible. It will all depend on the money.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jan 28, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Maybe his agent’s new best friend (Mike Illich) might want him.

    • proudlycanadian - Jan 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM

      If Heyman is correct that the Tigers offered Oswalt $10 million for 1 year, then, they could easily be in the mix for Jackson.

  2. uyf1950 - Jan 28, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Well I doubt it’s the Red Sox on a 3 year offer. Could one of the teams be our neighbors to the North?

    • proudlycanadian - Jan 28, 2012 at 10:38 AM

      Not likely. The Jays have three prospects who finished last season at double A whom they think could be ready for the majors sometime this year. They are unlikely to block them.

  3. woodts - Jan 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    I’d look at a one year contract and then test the waters again next year, I don’t think anyone’s going to offer him the deal he’s hoping for now. Winning instantly for a year in Boston probably sounds most appealing

    • uyf1950 - Jan 28, 2012 at 10:53 AM

      woodts – the problem with that is as it stands today their are to many pitchers scheduled for FA next year that are better than he is. He would probably be the 7th or 8th best pitcher in next year’s FA class. That’s going to seriously diminish his value both in dollars and years. If he can get 3 years he should take it and hit FA again for the 2015 season when he will be 31 go on 32 during the 2015 season. He still is young enough then to get another 3 year deal as well. At least in my opinion.

      • paperlions - Jan 28, 2012 at 11:12 AM

        In addition, most teams would never give him the deal he was looking for even if he is great next year….the guy has a long history of inconsistency…one year won’t wash that away or convince any teams to pay him like he’s going to be reliable all of a sudden. Too many teams have been burned doing deals like that already. If he does a 1 year deal and tries again next year, pretty much the same types of offers will be on the table.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jan 28, 2012 at 10:56 AM

      Winning instantly in Boston? While we like to pick on the Tigers for playing Cabrera at 3B, the Red Sox seem to have finally given up and are planning on playing 2012 without a shortstop. What will that do for their defense?

      Unless you meant winning at Call of Duty during a fried chicken and beer tournament. In that case, yes, winning in Boston.

  4. crisisjunky - Jan 28, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Now it’s back to the Bird’s again? Curiosity makes me wonder if they saw sompin in Roy-O’s
    medicals.
    If I’m Jake Westbrook, my representation is putting out feeleer calls this week.

    • crisisjunky - Jan 28, 2012 at 12:16 PM

      pardon, feeler….not to be confused with pay leering calls.

  5. deathmonkey41 - Jan 28, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Someone’s looking to sign him with the full intention of trading him later.

    • patsandsox - Jan 28, 2012 at 4:19 PM

      hoping they get lucky?

  6. patsandsox - Jan 28, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    I think he gets over paid wherever he ends up. To inconsistent so no one really knows what they are getting, just hoping they get the player from the second half of last year. That sounds like wishful thinking to me.

  7. silverdeer - Jan 28, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Money must suck on all three deals. With his record of inconsistency he would have jumped on a three year.

  8. rcali - Jan 29, 2012 at 4:02 AM

    Every team should hope he just decides to retire.

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