Originally Posted by eazyb81
I would pay Edwin Jackson $60MM over 5 years in a second. He's young, productive, and durable.
If Gil Meche was worth $55MM over 5 years in 2006, why isn't Jackson worth 5/60?
To quote the Yankees, I like him, "but not at that price".
I agree that he pretty much compares to Gil Meche before we greatly overpaid to sign him (though Meche had maybe a few more strikeouts). At that time, we basically had nothing and were destined to suck. We got him just to try to put a credible product out there and sell a few more tickets. We weren't going to do much with that money in years 3 through 5.
Now, though we should have some money to spend this year and next, that $12MM might be better-spent on our own guys in a few years.