Jackson gives Cubs’ rotation solid start
CHICAGO – One way or another, the Cubs were determined to add a young, impact starting pitcher this offseason.
Right-hander Edwin Jackson fit the Cubs’ requirements and boosted a starting rotation that now boasts depth. Wednesday’s announcement of Jackson’s four-year, $52 million deal provides a solid framework for the Cubs, who weren’t going to miss out on a quality starter.
General manager Jed Hoyer revealed Wednesday he and manager Dale Sveum secretly met in mid-December with Jackson in Newport Beach, Calif., the same day president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and chairman Tom Ricketts met with free-agent pitcher Anibal Sanchez in Florida. Sanchez ultimately re-signed with the Tigers for five years and $80 million, and Hoyer made clear the Cubs would not have signed both pitchers.
If you have any technical difficulties, either with your username and password or with the payment options, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org