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5 MLB Teams That Should Pursue Edwin Jackson This Offseason

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5 MLB Teams That Should Pursue Edwin Jackson This Offseason
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Edwin Jackson had a solid year in 2012 and will probably look to sign somewhere long term this offseason.

Edwin Jackson must be getting tired. Maybe he just likes traveling the country. Whatever it is, the MLB's clearest example of a journeyman player could be on the move once again.

Jackson has been a solid, if unspectacular player for 10 years. He has a rocket arm and can toss a gem on any given night. He can handle a bat and can pinch run if called upon. Yet his talents have been undervalued by six different teams—possibly seven if the Washington Nationals decide not to re-sign him. 

Yes, Jackson has played for seven teams in 10 years. It's been a strange decade for the 29-year-old. And while it may seem like his nomad status could point to his ineffectiveness as a consistent starter, that's simply not the case.

There are plenty of teams around baseball who could use Jackson's services as a back-end starter. He's not going to be a Cy Young candidate, but he is probably the only fourth or fifth starter in a given rotation that can throw a no-hitter on any night.

Simply put, there is a market for this budding star, and he'll hopefully find a place to settle down when he puts his pen to his next deal.

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