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Postby WebHamster » Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:13 am

This thread contains comments on Adam Lewis's Sleeper "Edwin Jackson", which was featured in the Cafe's Sleepers section on June 25, 2006. The full article can be read here.
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Postby Madison » Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:12 am

Good read ;-D ! Could definitely be a nice sleeper pick there. Bet he gets picked up in a bunch of leagues tomorrow. :-D
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Postby ehk103 » Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:09 pm

Although many people will say that in a tough AL East, it would be difficult to get many save opportunities, I still like Jackson's chances as a mid-tier closer. Tampa Bay needs some key people clicking at the same time to allow this to happen: Lugo, Huff and Baldelli.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:03 pm

until he finds some consistency, he won't do much. The Dodgers really screwed him up by rushing him. I don't know too much about what they did with his mechanic though. The D-Rays screwed Brazelton up by messing with his mechanic.
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Postby bigken117 » Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:17 am

About the Edwin Jackson article....

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During the summer, the Devil Rays traded their All-Star closer for two of the Dodgers’ top pitching prospects. One of those prospects was Edwin Jackson.


Jackson was traded Jan 14th...that's the winter.
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Postby joshc » Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:03 pm

I read a report that Seth McClung might become the Rays 2nd half closer as opposed to Jackson. Have you heard this at all?
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Postby deerayfan072 » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:05 pm

Seth was sent down to work on being the closer. Maddon has been reluctant to play Ejax in the end of the game and has had him come in for starters who are faltering and pitch 2-3 innings. If he gets a chance at closing he will take it, but keep an eye on seth b/c i think they are now determined to give him a shot and he is good for closing situations.
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Postby Mordraken » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:59 am

I really don't buy the Edwin Jackson as a closer article. He seems way to unreliable for that role. Looking at his game log, outside of the 1 start this year, he's pitched in 13 games totalling 14.2 innings and has allowed 16 runs in that time. He allowed at least one in 8 of his games (more than 50%) and more than 1 run per inning pitched in four games (about 25%).

How could you put a pitcher in as a closer when even a 2- run lead isn't safe 1/4 of the time? I can't see giving a closer job to a middle reliever with an 8.72 ERA and a 2.03 WHIP even when your regular closer is underperforming with a 3.89 ERA and 1.39 WHIP.

I just don't get it... is this an opinion of Adam Lewis or is this also backed up by other baseball analysists?
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Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:19 pm

Mordraken wrote:I really don't buy the Edwin Jackson as a closer article. He seems way to unreliable for that role. Looking at his game log, outside of the 1 start this year, he's pitched in 13 games totalling 14.2 innings and has allowed 16 runs in that time. He allowed at least one in 8 of his games (more than 50%) and more than 1 run per inning pitched in four games (about 25%).

How could you put a pitcher in as a closer when even a 2- run lead isn't safe 1/4 of the time? I can't see giving a closer job to a middle reliever with an 8.72 ERA and a 2.03 WHIP even when your regular closer is underperforming with a 3.89 ERA and 1.39 WHIP.

I just don't get it... is this an opinion of Adam Lewis or is this also backed up by other baseball analysists?



This article was written a long time ago, at that point there was other people backing up my opinion, it just did not turn out well.
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Postby bigh0rt » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:28 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:
Mordraken wrote:I really don't buy the Edwin Jackson as a closer article. He seems way to unreliable for that role. Looking at his game log, outside of the 1 start this year, he's pitched in 13 games totalling 14.2 innings and has allowed 16 runs in that time. He allowed at least one in 8 of his games (more than 50%) and more than 1 run per inning pitched in four games (about 25%).

How could you put a pitcher in as a closer when even a 2- run lead isn't safe 1/4 of the time? I can't see giving a closer job to a middle reliever with an 8.72 ERA and a 2.03 WHIP even when your regular closer is underperforming with a 3.89 ERA and 1.39 WHIP.

I just don't get it... is this an opinion of Adam Lewis or is this also backed up by other baseball analysists?



This article was written a long time ago, at that point there was other people backing up my opinion, it just did not turn out well.


It was a month ago.
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