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    Tigers Acquire Edwin Jackson

    9:32 p.m. — Source: Tigers to aqcuire Edwin Jackson
    The Detroit Tigers are set to acquire right-hander Edwin Jackson from the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder Matt Joyce, according to a major-league source.

    Tampa Bay, with David Price on the way, had a surplus of starting pitching. Jackson, 25, was 14-11 this year with a 4.25 ERA.

    In exchange the Rays get a 24-year-old, left-handed-hitting corner outfielder who hit 12 homers in 242 at-bats. -- Ed Price
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    This would seem to take the Rays out of the Hermida sweepstakes.

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    Re: Tigers Acquire Edwin Jackson

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    This would seem to take the Rays out of the Hermida sweepstakes.
    Unless Hermida suddenly discovered an ambidextrous twin brother, I doubt the Reds have much interest either.
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    Re: Tigers Acquire Edwin Jackson

    Maybe they should only target switch hitters for a few years so they won't have to even think about handedness for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    Maybe they should only target switch hitters for a few years so they won't have to even think about handedness for a while.
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    I would've liked to have had Edwin Jackson as the 5th starter.
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    Re: Tigers Acquire Edwin Jackson

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    The Rays are smart. This is a great deal for them.
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    Re: Tigers Acquire Edwin Jackson

    Good move by the Rays to sell high on Jackson. With his peripherals, 2008 is quite possibly going to be the best season of his career.

    Joyce has very real power and moved up the ladder very steadily without any setbacks. He reminds me of a slightly more advanced Danny Dorn, including the platoon splits.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Tigers Acquire Edwin Jackson

    This might give us a good idea of what Homer Bailey is worth. I see a lot of similarities between Bailey and Jackson.

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    Re: Tigers Acquire Edwin Jackson

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    This might give us a good idea of what Homer Bailey is worth. I see a lot of similarities between Bailey and Jackson.
    Well, Jackson is where Bailey might be in 2 years if he gets traded and then puts up back to back mediocre, mercurial major league seasons.

    To Bailey's credit, he's had much more success in the upper minors than Jackson ever had. Another reason the Rays were smart is that as soon as Jackson goes in to arbitration next year he ceases to be of much value at all. The bulk of his value is in his ability to eat innings for dirt cheap. I think we'll be talking about him as a non-tender guy in 2 years.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Tigers Acquire Edwin Jackson

    The Tigers still need a closer. Trading Joyce for Jackson only is another indication that they could be on the verge of signing former Rockies closer Brian Fuentes.
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