The San Diego Padres know about injuries. Just about their entire team was injured in 2012. Specifically, their pitching staff was ravaged by injuries. It's no surprise, then, that they are looking for pitching help this offseason. The Texas Rangers also experienced their share of injuries to both starters and relievers. Of course, they are trying to keep up with the Los Angeles Angels in the offseason free agent market and are interested in pitching as well. Both teams may be interested in Edwin Jackson.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Rangers may be targeting Jackson for a short-term deal.
one free agent that interests the #rangers a bit, at least on a short-term deal, is edwin jackson
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 14, 2012
The short-term contracts are what Jackson and agent Scott Boras seem to prefer. However, the Padres may be looking at Jackson for a slightly longer deal. San Diego would not be able to compete if a bidding war started, says Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
However, the market for Jackson is strong, sources say. #Padres may bow out if he gets 4-5 years and $12M-$13M per season.Jackson has never lived up to the potential most people thought he had. He's been a good Major League pitcher, but there has always been the feeling that he could be better. Last season with the Washington Nationals, Jackson went 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA. In his career, Jackson has a 4.40 ERA. Yet despite the high ERA, Jackson will command a nice paycheck. He made $11 million in 2012 with the Nationals.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 14, 2012