Nightengale reports that the Braves were willing to take pitcher Edwin Jackson off the Cubs' hands in "a straight swap of dead weight contracts.
So: Big savings to the Braves, right? Per Nightengale, the Braves "would have had to throw in a ton of cash.
Nightengale reports that "the two sides say they weren't close to agreeing to a deal. And here we have to ask: Is it worth paying any price to get rid of Upton?
Jackson is with a 5. He led the National League in losses last year and is leading it again.
In sum, he's the B. Upton of starting pitchers. I understand why the Braves want to dump Upton.
I also understand why the Cubs want to dump Jackson. I just don't understand why anyone would want to acquire either Carpool to Tucson adult naughtys, even if it's just for the proverbial change of scenery. There's also this: The Cubs, who've been rebuilding for the better part of a century, have just promoted touted outfielders Jorge Soler and Matt Szczur to the majors.
Why would they want B. But remember how long it took them to reach that point with Uggla.
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