I forgot today was Wednesday, so I’m a little late with headlines. It didn’t take long to scour the interwebs and discover that there isn’t much of anything going on, so we’re on to obsessing about Edwin Jackson.
It’s hard to get excited about Edwin Jackson, especially when it’s Jim Bowden reporting it. I’m fully expecting a mystery team to swoop in and grab him.
In the Cubs’ case, their pursuit of Jackson represents another sign that the team is prepared to spend significant money in on free agent pitching and their willingness to spend $77MM for Sanchez wasn’t just a singular offer for a particular player, though Jackson’s eventual deal will be much less than $77MM.
Theo and Jed just don’t want to be subjected to another round of Chris Rusin. And neither do we.