The way it seems to work is there is always a pretty good guy out there who misestimates the market and is looking for a safe landing spot in january / February. That was Jackson last year. Before, it used to be the "LAC" move because we need an FA to have a competitive top of the rotation. Now, what we are arguing about is 5th starters and swing men. Getting a #3 type starter to fill the last slot in your rotation is better than having a #3 become your ace.
yeah while jackson was terrible in his playoff performance, he got the job done for what he is and what we wanted him to do. hats off to him.