Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Red Sox In The Mix For Edwin Jackson

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.


  1. Conor, awesome job for 3 amazing years!!! I like the Sox chances especially because they are being looked upon as 5th or 6th best team in AL. I like it when they are underdog rather than "BEST TEAM EVER" like 2011.. Like the Red Sox background!

  2. Happy Birthday Sox Rox and Congratulations Conor!
    Your blog has been an amazing source of information about the Red Sox for the past three years! GO SOX!