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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||105.00||3.00||7.00||0.00||4.97||1.51||88.00||43.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee|| 12.2||1||1|| 3.55||0||5||15|
|vs LHB|| 61.0||0||0|| 6.64||0||33||47|
|vs RHB|| 79.2||0||0|| 6.10||0||30||76|
|Last 10 Games|
Jackson, Wood among five vying for final spot in Cubs' rotation
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/2/15) With Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicating Monday that Kyle Hendricks has a spot in the rotation locked up behind Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel, that leaves Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson, Felix Doubront, Jacob Turner and Tsuyoshi Wada vying for the final spot in the team's rotation.
“Everybody understands what’s going on here. There are no dummies," Maddon said, per MLB.com. “The line I like is that, I’m not going to lie to you. If I tell you the truth, you might be upset with me for about a week or two but then you’re going to be OK. But if I lie to you, you’re going to hate me forever.
“They’re very competitive and the fact we have a lot of folks for some really narrow choices, it’s going to be an interesting spring. I know that competition normally brings out the best in everyone.”
Cubs' Joe Maddon: Edwin Jackson will prepare as a starter
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/20/15) Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters that Edwin Jackson will prepare as a starter, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Jackson has two years remaining in his four-year, $52 million contract. He finished with the fourth-most losses in MLB last season with 15. Jackson was demoted to the bullpen in mid-September after a disappointing campaign. He registered a whopping 6.33 ERA in 140 2/3 innings (27 starts) in 2014.
Epstein laments Jackson deal, but still looking to improve Cubs
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(10/22/14) Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein has stated that he won't be satisfied adding one starting pitcher to the rotation in the offseason.
"We need impact starting pitching," he told CSNChicago.com. "If you can add a top-of-the-rotation starter to what we have with (Jake) Arrieta, et al, it becomes really, really interesting in a hurry. We also could use just another quality, stable arm to go with it. So in an ideal world, we'll add two starting pitchers."
Epstein admitted he made a mistake in his disastrous signing of Edwin Jackson to a four-year, $52 million deal, which will pale in comparison to the money destined for potential free agents Jon Lester and Max Scherzer this winter. Jackson is 14-33 with a 5.58 ERA in two years with the Cubs, who are on the hook for two more seasons. But Epstein realizes that he must return to the free agent market to sufficiently improve his staff.
"I'm very confident that we'll add impact pitching from outside the organization," he said. "It has a chance to happen this winter. But we're not going to make any guarantees."
Cubs expecting more out of Edwin Jackson in 2015
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/26/14) Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein told reporters that the team will expect more out of pitcher Edwin Jackson next season, MLB.com reports Friday. Jackson is in the second year of his four-year, $52 million deal. Last year, he led the National League in losses with 18, and is third in losses this year with 15. After making his final start on Sept. 19, he was moved to the bullpen.|
"I think Edwin's aware that he needs to turn his Cubs career around and work hard and show better form that he's someone who can be counted on," Epstein said. "I think the default position is that given the competition we're going to have, guys will need to pitch well to have a spot."
Cubs set final rotation plans, send Edwin Jackson to bullpen
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/23/14) The Cubs announced the probable starters for the final series of the season Tuesday, tabbing Eric Jokisch to face the Brewers Friday, Tsuyoshi Wada to take the mound Saturday and Kyle Hendricks to pitch the season's final game Sunday.
With the news, Edwin Jackson has been moved to the bullpen for the remainder of the season.
|2014 summary: Edwin Jackson's second season with the Cubs went worse than his first, and that's really saying something, given that he barely escaped having a 5.00 ERA in his initial go-around. When he wasn't walking hitters (which he did at a rate of 4.0 per nine innings), he was getting knocked around for a .302 batting average, which was aided by a 30 percent line drive rate. The Cubs kept Jackson in their rotation for 27 starts, and that was with him missing nearly a month late in the season with a lat injury. He finished with a 6-15 record and a 6.33 ERA.|
Playing time status: Jackson will get a chance to compete for a rotation spot, but unless he shows improvement, he could wind up in a relief role or out of a job, even though he has two years left on his $52 million deal.
2015 outlook: Even in NL-only leagues, there is no need to pursue Jackson, though owners in deepest of formats could take a flier on him in hopes of a comeback.
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