Yah, but didn't they say similar things about Olerud? Sure, you've got guys like L Gonzo who went nuts one year, etc. Even Brady Anderson went nuts one year. So sure, it's *possible*, but likely? I wouldn't think so. I think Olerud's probably a good comparison. That's not to say Jackson won't have one or two 40-HR years in him, but I don't think one should expect that -- hope yes, but expect probably not.
Also, we still haven't talked about how much and/or whether his poor defense might affect his likelihood to put up the kind of great years being hoped for. He might end up not playing enough to fully develop as an everyday NL-er for all we know -- I suspect that's just as likely as him having one or two 40-HR years. He might not get that shot at 40 HRs until he switches leagues to AL. Everyone seems to be completely ignoring that possibility. It's certainly a part of the reason why I ended up trading him in one league (and replacing him w/ Huber instead).
Unlike Olerud, Jackson won't have good defense in his favor to help him out.
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