Social Navigation

Ken Rosenthal “Does Not Expect” the Rangers to Be the High Bidder on Edwin Jackson

Chicago Cubs Rumors
ADVERTISEMENT

This morning on Hot Stove on MLB Network, Ken Rosenthal was asked about the Rangers’ plans going forward, and he chose to mention Edwin Jackson, saying, “I do not expect them to be the high bidder there.”

Now, let me emphasize a few of caveats before you connect the dots:

(1.) Ken was talking about moves he doesn’t expect the Rangers to make, and wasn’t really speaking at length about Jackson.

(2.) Ken made no mention whatsoever of the Cubs or any other team pursuing Jackson.

(3.) Just because the Rangers aren’t the high bidder for Jackson – if that even proves to be the case – doesn’t mean they won’t get him.


ADVERTISEMENT

Now, the dot connecting: if you believe Jim Bowden’s report that Edwin Jackson’s primary suitors are down to the Rangers and the Cubs, and if you believe there is no mystery team coming out of nowhere for him, and if you believe Jackson is going to sign with the highest bidder, then you could conclude that the Cubs are the favorite at this point.

I think we shouldn’t take Rosenthal’s utterance for more than this: in his gut, Rosenthal is not yet convinced that the Rangers are going hard after Jackson.


SHARE:

Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor of Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.

ADVERTISEMENT

Bleacher Nation Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Bleacher Nation is a private media site, and it is not affiliated in any way with Major League Baseball or the Chicago Cubs. Neither MLB nor the Chicago Cubs have endorsed, supported, directed, or participated in the creation of the content at this site, or in the creation of the site itself. It's just a media site that happens to cover MLB and the Chicago Cubs.

Bleacher Nation is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.