Dec 20, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT
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Edwin Jackson parlayed one season in Washington into a huge deal with Chicago.
Edwin Jackson wanted a long-term contract last winter, one commensurate with those given to some of the better pitchers in baseball. In the end, the well-traveled right-hander settled for a one-year deal with the Nationals, hoping to then parlay that into something much bigger this winter.
That strategy most certainly paid off, because today Jackson and the Cubs came to agreement on a four-year, $52 million contract, according to CSNchicago.com.
The deal is still contingent upon Jackson passing a physical, but once he does he'll be under contract through 2016 earning an average of $13 million per season (18th-most among all major-league pitchers).
The Nationals never showed any serious intention to bring Jackson back after a mostly impressive — if often erratic — season in D.C. Signed on Feb. 2 for $11 million to serve as their No. 4 starter, heRead more »
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