Wow. Didn't see that one coming: Nationals sign Edwin Jackson to 1-year deal. So, was this Scott Boras's way of saying sorry and patching things up with Ted Lerner for pissing him off during the Prince Fielder negotiations?
"We saw an opportunity here to acquire a young, hard-throwing, power-pitching, innings-eating-type of starting pitcher, and we thought it was a good value at a good term. You can never have enough good, quality starting pitching, and we felt it was a good enough value to make him a National."
(Mike Rizzo, via Nats Insider, 2/2/2012)
Well, a rotation of: 1. Stras 2. Gio; 3. Zimmermann; 4. Jackson; 5/6 Wang? Detwiler? Lannan? That's a damn fine rotation.
Bring on the Phillies.