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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.
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.
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