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Is Hammel our 5th starter?

Postby scr » Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:06 pm

...or do we stick with EJax...or do we call up Niemann? I guess it all comes down to getting something for EJax since he won't clear waivers?
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Re: Is Hammel our 5th starter?

Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:50 pm

Niemann is not quite ready just yet. I would like to see him have 2 or 3 more starts working on his changeup, and then maybe call him up. As far as Hammel, he will get lit up like a Christmas tree in the starting rotation. His fastball is pretty straight, and if he is not throwing it down in the zone, well can you say welcome Mr. 8.5 ERA. The worse thing is that he is a much better option then Jackson at this time. His confidence is completely blown now, but I think he is still too valuable to just out right cut.
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Re: Is Hammel our 5th starter?

Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:53 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:Tonight maybe E's last chance to show that he needs to stay in the rotation. I hope he quits thinking and just freaking throws the ball




I don't know if his lack of confidence right now will let him just throw the ball. :-°
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