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Cubs, Edwin Jackson agree to deal

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10:01 PM ET 12.20 | According to Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago, the Chicago Cubs have reached an agreement to sign free agent right hander Edwin Jackson. The deal, according to reports, will be a four-year pact valued at $52 million, pending a physical. The deal does not include no-trade protection, according to Jon Heyman. Jackson has been extremely well-traveled over the course of his career, so being able to land a multi-year deal was something that probably appealed to him more than it would most players. Jackson has played for seven different major league teams in his 10 seasons and that doesn't even include the Blue Jays, with whom he was a member for part of one day in July 2011. Jackson was 10-11 for the Nationals last season with an ERA of 4.03. He also struck out eight batters per nine innings. Over the past five years, the 29-year-old has averaged 199 innings per season and pitched to a 4.06 ERA while working for six different clubs.

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December 21, 2012  07:51 AM ET

Thank God he isnt a National anymore...HE SUCKS!!!!

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December 21, 2012  09:52 AM ET

It is still amazing to me that this 500 or below career pitcher can still get these kind of contracts.

December 21, 2012  10:45 AM ET

Think he has a goal of Playing for every team in Baseball!!! 4 yrs 52 Million!! No wonder Roger Clemens wants to come back

December 21, 2012  10:47 AM ET

Overpaying for FA's is the only way Theo will attract players to sign with the Cubs.

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December 21, 2012  01:11 PM ET

The Cubbies are certainly making a statement with these signings. That message is: a few mediocre players are bound to improve the team a little and if the team can reduce their losses to 90 games, the fans will remain optimistic, as always.

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December 21, 2012  02:45 PM ET
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Not so much. Above average.

In game five of the NLDS, when he came out of the dugout I knew the Nats were done. I watched him pitch at least 10 times last season and only one was of any quality. The Cubs can have him.

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December 22, 2012  11:45 AM ET

Dickey would have been a better Choice and a lot Cheaper!!! 3yrs 32 Million, who would you rather have on the mound?

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