The Chicago Cubs and right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson have agreed to terms on a four-year contract. A Cubs source said that the deal is for $52 million; including an $8 million signing bonus with annual salaries of $11 million per year. Jackson, 29, has pitched all or part of the last 10 major league seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2003-05), Tampa Bay (2006-08), … [Read more...] about Ink dries on Chicago Cubs deal with Edwin Jackson
By: Melissa S. Wollering Humor me for a hot stove moment. The Milwaukee Brewers have a ton of offensive issues. When the pitching is adequate (a rarity some weeks, yes) the bats don’t back it up. When the offense is on fire, the pitching might be as murky as the Menomonee River near the city’s wastewater treatment plant. So if the Houston Astros start putting up the first … [Read more...] about When Will the Houston Astros Selling Shoe Drop?
By David K. and Paul Schmidt (DK) The wheel certainly doesn’t need to be re-invented. But after the embarrassment of a second straight three-and-out in the post-season, some sort of shake-up needed to be made with the Cubs roster. GM Jim Hendry has kept the core of the club in tact, but has been fairly active in adding other pieces to the puzzle. Perhaps the biggest … [Read more...] about Cubs Off-Season Exchange