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Game 154 Recap: Pirates 4 Cubs 0

Top Play (WPA): Considering that the Cubs clinched their playoff spot late last night when the Giants lost to the A’s, the Cubs looked like they had a bit of a hangover in today’s game. Cubs starter Jason Hammel provided fans with a bunch of hope early on, cruising through the first four innings without […]
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of Jason Hammel

The fall from grace has been a steep one for Jason Hammel, who has proved relatively ineffective for the Chicago Cubs since suffering a hamstring injury just before the All-Star break. The starting pitcher looked glorious in the early part of the season, posting a 2.86 ERA with 9.1 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9 through 17 starts. He had arguably been one of the most dominant pitchers in the National...
Via Baseball Essential
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Sep. 15

Today’s MLB slate features a duel of aces for teams not only jockeying for position in the NL Wild Card race, but also playing a doubleheader today. And as usual, we have a handful of aces for your viewing pleasure. Check ’em out: Jason Hammel (CHC) vs. Gerrit Cole (PIT) 1:35 p.m. ET Hammel was bumped from a Sunday start against the Phillies so he could headline this all-important...
Via The Sports Post
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hammel’s Second Half Blues, Part Deux

Jason Hammel failed to throw six innings again Wednesday, a modest feat he’s only accomplished twice since the beginning of July. After failing to retire Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips in the sixth, Joe Maddon sauntered to the mound to once again pull Hammel early. The Cubs’ recent skid, in which they’ve lost three consecutive series, rests in part on the shoulders of their...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs' Jason Hammel: Wrigley Field ‘looks like Baghdad’

With opening day a mere days away, the Chicago Cubs are full of hope as the team gears up for one of the most highly anticipated seasons in some time. It’s a shame that in some respects that while the outlook on the season is hopeful, the Cubs’ home ballpark is not necessarily in opening...Read More The post Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel says Wrigley Field ‘looks like Baghdad’...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Will Jason Hammel be replaced?

Jason Hammel Things were looking up for Oakland A’s starting pitcher Jason Hammel early in August when he earned his first win in an Athletics uniform. But in his last outing against the Atlanta Braves, Hammel gave up five earned runs in three innings pitched. Since coming to Oakland, Hammel has a 1-5 record with 7.00 ERA. Right now, Hammel is the weakest pitcher in the starting...
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Jason Hammel edition

Over the past couple of seasons, Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein have been able to sign low-end free agents and flip them at the trade deadline for relatively good prospects. Scott Feldman is a prime example of this as the Chicago Cubs took a chance that Feldman would have a bounceback year and bring value at the trade deadline last season. Sure enough, he had a very good first half...
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs rumors: Kevin Gausman edition

As we approach the MLB trade deadline, teams are putting themselves in position to be either buyers or sellers. As the year is beginning to take shape, it is looking as though it will be a seller’s market. With no team head and shoulders above the rest, it allows for more teams to become buyers, thus making it a sellers market. With that being said, it makes the trade deadline...
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Hammel and the Chicago Cubs Rotation

The Chicago Cubs lost a key addition in Masahiro Tanaka, who eventually signed a seven-year deal with the New York Yankees worth $155 million. Without Tanaka, the Cubs lost a key role that could have been filled in their starting rotation and a future ace. With that, the Cubs secured Baltimore Oriole starter Jason Hammel to a one-year deal last week worth $6 million. Although Hammel...
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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