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Looking at the potential NL Playoff rotations

I thought I’d take a look at the potential playoff rotations in the National League for fun. Jason Hammel, Kyle Hendricks and Dan Haren haven’t not been performing too great for the Cubs and it’s begun to feel as though it’s a weakness for the team, but there aren’t many teams that are five deep in their rotation. Hammel hasn’t performed well since returning from injury...
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14 hours 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...
Via BP Wrigleyville
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Time for Hammel to show he can be a postseason No. 3

Either Jake Arrieta or Jon Lester will pitch the do-or-die wild-card game for the Chicago Cubs and the one who doesn't will start Game 1 of the division series if the Cubs should move on.But then what?Chicago needs a No. 3 in the playoff rotation, and tonight's starter at Cincinnati needs to show he's the guy to take it. Hello, Jason Hammel.Dan Haren hasn't pitched well since being...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How many more starts can Cubs afford to give Jason Hammel?

Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel isn't giving manager Joe Maddon much reason to put faith in him down the stretch.Hammel hasn't pitched well and that continued in Tuesday's 10-8 loss to the Tigers. Hammel lasted just three innings, surrendering five runs on three homers, two in the first inning and one in the second. He might have lasted longer in the game and had a chance to straighten...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  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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