I've mentioned numerous times how much I liked this kid when he first came up to the Dodgers in 2003. I had thought we were on the verge of witnessing a star in the making. Unfortunately, my expectations were too high. Instead, he's become a decent middle of the rotation starter who has been unable to find a stable home. Over the past 5 season Edwin has played on 6 different teams via 5 separate trades, and that doesn't even include the team he started out with - the Dodgers. Either he is highly desirable, or easily disposable.
Well, right now he is a free agent and figures on joining a new team, once again. This time, though, it appears a long-term deal is in the works. According to the latest rumors shared at MLB Trade Rumors, he is favored to join the Cubs with a 4-year contract in hand. Hopefully, he can settle in and thrive in Chicago, but something tells me he's likely to be trade fodder later on down the road.
Featured here is a 2004 Fleer Skybox Autographics signed card of Edwin Jackson in my collection.
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