Well it is that time of the year again. Every year between July 25th-31st the baseball world is flipped on its side while every analyst tries to predict where players are being traded. Some players are going to contenders while some are going to losers. Some franchises are dumping contracts while others are overpaying for a shot at a spot in the playoffs.
The latest news come from Chicago as the White Sox recieved Edwin Jackson in a trade that landed the Diamondbacks with right hander Daniel Hudson and lefty David Holmberg.
“They just told me that they appreciated the hard work I put in and how I handled everything that’s been happening the last week and helping them to win a game, You can’t really feel too bad.”
Despite throwing a no hitter against the Rays on June 25th, Jackson is just 6-10 in his first season with the Diamondbacks. Jackson came off a career year in 2009 when he was selected as a All Star while playing for the AL Central rival Tigers.
Holmberg is 19, was 1-1 record. He has had an 4.46 ERA in eight starts with Advanced Rookie Great Falls
There is a lot of speculation that the trade was made to make a better offer for Adam Dunn, a player that the Sox have been proposing trades to with no real response. The Sox have also shown interest in Prince Fielder, Brad Hawpe, and Lance Berkman. With Kenny Williams trigger finger always fast but calculated it is hard to tell if Jackson will be on the Sox roster for a day or the rest of the year but we will find out very shortly. In my opinion Edwin Jackson is a more important piece to the Sox winning ways than adding another bat…