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Jackson seeking 1-year deal

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This just seems really surprising to me. I know Boras and Jackson were hoping for a big free agent contract but that doesn't seem to be in the cards. Still, E-Jax could probably land a 4/$40M deal. Maybe a great showing would set him up for a bigger deal next offseason, but that strikes me as a massive gamble especially since he'd be joining a pitching rich free agent class alongside Cain, Greinke, and Marcum, with Shields, Haren and Floyd all possibilities depending on their options. Maybe this is the time for the Pirates to jump in and offer him four guaranteed years with an option for a 5th...

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