White Sox

White Sox

In a perfect world, John Danks' five-year, 65 million contract would be the framework around which a deal for Edwin Jackson would be created. The two are very similar in their performance and Jackson is only a year and a half older than Danks -- so five years at around 13 million per season sounds fair, right?
Jackson probably won't get that much. But Scott Boras wants a five-year deal north of 80 million for his client, a price no team will -- or should -- meet.
The Yankees appear to be the most likely landing spot for Jackson, as New York has both money and a need for pitching. But they won't pay Jackson that kind of money, and if Boras thinks he'll get it, he won't. There's not enough competition in the market for Jackson, so the Yankees will have almost all of the leverage in negotiations, most likely.