Rosenthal notes the common wisdom that Jackson could take a so-called pillow offer (a 1-year deal to soften the blow of not getting a big contract with the goal of performing even better and translating that into even bigger contractual demands, I guess?) and wait for Zack Greinke and Cole Hamels to bloat next year's pitching contracts:
Twitter / @Ken_Rosenthal: Sources: E. Jackson has mu ...
Sources: E. Jackson has multiple three-year offers. Also could take one-year deal, go back on market next off-season.
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Hamels, Greinke likely at top of 2012-13 FA class if #SFGiants extend Cain. Jackson, 28, could further enhance value with strong year.
Baltimore Orioles Interested in Edwin Jackson - MLB Daily Dish
Dan Connolly from the Baltimore Sun is reporting that the Baltimore Orioles have their eye on free agent right handed pitcher Edwin Jackson. They are still considered a long shot, however, but would be willing to offer him a four year deal.
Red Sox Have Made Offers to Edwin Jackson and Roy Oswalt - MLB Daily Dish
The Red Sox have made an offer to Edwin Jackson and would actually prefer him to Roy Oswalt, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. This comes just after we learned via Jon Heyman that Boston has made an offer to Roy Oswalt as well.