deerayfan072 wrote:Hammel is terrible if you actually watch him pitch. He has gotten extremely lucky in his past couple starts. I made the comment to RUMP in the Rays forum that I thought he may be coming around, but then I went back and watched a couple of his starts again on my TIVO and he has just gotten lucky. Jackson is a much better pitcher.
Thanks deeray, I appreciate when you say things like this because I can't usually see for myself (3-4 random games a week here is not enough)
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Looking at minor league numbers, I would have taken Hammel 100 times out of 100.
Surely if Jackson looks better, but still sucks as a starter they'd have made him a closer by now.