Pros & cons if Sox keep Jackson
July, 30, 2010
By Doug Padilla
CHICAGO -- What to make of a starting pitcher with an ERA over 5.00 in the midst of an underachieving season?
Jeff Gross/Getty ImagesEdwin Jackson is 3-0 in three starts against American League teams, beating the Blue Jays, Tigers and Rays.
The news that the White Sox officially have obtained right-handed starter Edwin Jackson from the Arizona Diamondbacks for right-hander Daniel Hudson and minor-league pitcher David Holmberg just might indicate the start of a most interesting day.
General manager Ken Williams always is determined to get his guy, and the Washington Nationals’ Adam Dunn was a coveted addition. Williams still has until late Saturday afternoon to flip Jackson to the Nationals for Dunn, although reports indicate that last-place Washington doesn’t want anything to do with Jackson.
If Jackson stays with the White Sox, what is right about this deal?
If Jackson stays, what is wrong about this deal?