The Sox Did Not Get “Stuck” With Edwin Jackson

Look at it this way.  When September comes, and there is a huge game in Minnesota, with the division on the line, would you rather have Daniel Hudson or Edwin Jackson on the mound?  A man who struggled through the A’s lineup or a guy who just no-hit Rays?

We all know the master plan was probably not to keep Jackson.  But it’s a pretty good backup plan if you look at it the right way.

Edwin Jackson has some of the nastiest stuff in baseball.  He was an All-Star in 2009 in the AL Central with the Tigers, and his main problem is control.

If there is anyone who can fix control problem it’s Don Cooper.  Matt Thornton, Jose Contreras, Bobby Jenks, Gavin Floyd, just to name a few.  Give Coop good stuff, and he’ll make a good pitcher.

Many say the Nationals “screwed” the Sox over by demanding something, then changing his mind.  That’s just not true.  They wanted Viciedo, the Sox wouldn’t give him up.  There is no way they ever wanted just Edwin Jackson.  So to claim they burned the Sox and now we are stuck with him is a joke.

Kenny Williams would never risk bringing a player in that he didn’t want in hopes of flipping him.  3 way trades are done for a reason, Kenny wanted Edwin Jackson, and now we should be happy to have him.

3 thoughts on “The Sox Did Not Get “Stuck” With Edwin Jackson

  • July 31, 2010 at 10:55 PM

    BS..We could have got a better pitcher than Jackson with Hudson..Everyone knows Jackson was part of the Dunn talks…Just cause we didnt get Dunn, doesnt mean we should be happy about Jackson..We blew it..If Jackson was so good, how did we only have to give up a prospect for a guy that just threw a no hitter? Just like how Boozer was the “perfect fit” for our team AFTER we lost out on Lebron and Bosh..

  • August 1, 2010 at 2:45 AM

    I like that Kenny Williams sold fairly high on Hudson, but I’m not so sure about the return. Jackson certainly has good stuff but I don’t know…I feel like there could have been a higher return for the White Sox best trade chip that they were willing to part with.

  • August 1, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    Stuck might not be the right word, but after reading the different things that people were saying and then hearing Kenny talk after the deadline passed, he wasn’t happy.

    Jackson certainly has upside, and IMO way more upside than Hudson ever had. From that standpoint the White Sox improve their team, though they clearly didn’t accomplish what they wanted to do.

    That really isn’t their fault though since it sounds like Washington acted like entitled jerks the entire negotiation. They wanted half of Jackson’s $$ paid, then asked for Beckham then Viciedo (which was probably a last second concession that got turned away anyway).

    So stuck might not be the right word, but he probably wouldn’t be on the White Sox if it weren’t for the fact that he was supposed to be flipped for Dunn.

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