For a little while now, we've known that the Red Sox have been interested in Edwin Jackson. However, only today was it announced that they have offered him a contract-- reportedly in the $5-6 million range. Now, this is probably less than Jackson would take as he is a solid pitcher who put together a 12-9/3.79/148 season in 2011. Jackson had the best season of his career in 2011, by both a standard and peripheral stat standpoint as a 3.55 FIP and 3.73 xFIP accompanied his 3.79 ERA. His strikeout rate of 6.67 was right alongside his career average and his 2.79 BB/9 was the best of his career. Jackson actually pitched in the AL East from 2006-2008, his best season coming in '08 when he went 14-11/4.42/108, so we can't expect a 3.79 ERA again if he comes to the Red Sox. However, a 4.20 ERA could go a long way toward a division or World Series title for the Red Sox.