Pending a physical (assuming they get this sucker done before Christmas), Edwin Jackson will be joining the Cubs on a four year deal worth $52MM. Since he’s consistently durable, I don’t have any reason to believe he would fail this physical. Edwin will be joining a new buddy, Carlos Villanueva, in the mix for the suddenly crowded Chicago Cubs rotation. Always good to have pitching depth, even if most of it is back-of-the-rotation dudes. And as Mauricio and the good folks at Obstructed View have analyzed the deal and figured it’s not half bad, and I respect their opinions, I’m going to change my initial opinion from Grumpy Clint Eastwood to a solid “meh” and hope for the best.
It’s Christmas, and we should welcome the new Cubs, especially Edwin Jackson. Let’s be of good cheer with another World Series Dreaming holiday special…
World Series Dreaming
Wishes You All a Merry Christmas With
Edwin the Travelin’ Pitcher
To the Tune of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
You know Greinke and Marcum
And Kyle Lohse and Blanton
McCarthy, Joe Saunders
Liriano and then some
But do you recall…
…the most-traveled pitcher of all?
Edwin, the Travelin’ Pitcher
Had a lot of baseball hats
He never stayed in one place
He was traded just like that
All of the other pitchers
Stayed in one place with a smile
That was not for poor Edwin
Who got frequent flier miles
But just before Christmas Eve
Jed Hoyer called to say
“The pitching market’s kind of slight,
Won’t you pitch under Wrigley’s lights?”
And oh how the Cubs paid him
Look at all that big money
Enjoy your riches, Edwin
Til you’re traded to a new team!
Merry Christmas from World Series Dreaming, and from DMX!