The New York Yankees may be moving away from a trade for Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza and toward a picking up free agent pitcher Edwin Jackson (via CBS Sports). The reason to move away from Garza is that New York is certain that the Cubs want plenty of value in return via prospects.
Jon Heyman wrote this about Jackson and the Yankees:
The Yankees and Jackson aren't in any way close to a deal. But there seems reason to think they might find middle ground, as the Yankees like his arm and see him as a solid pitcher who could fill their need for a durable middle-of-the-rotation presence.
According to Heyman, Jackson is looking for a payday of $15-17 million annually. The 28-year-old right-hander has a 60-60 career record and a 4.46 ERA and 801 strikeouts. He was 12-9 last year with a 3.73 ERA with 148 strikeouts.
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