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Fantasy Roundup: Brandon Moss’ Decline

After the Jon Lester-Yoenis Cespedes I said I liked the deal for the A’s because Jason Hammel forgot how to get outs and the A’s offense would be able to replace Cespedes’ offensive output in the aggregate. Since the trade the A’s offense has not been very good; they are 22nd in wOBA and 24th in OPS, which is steep decline considering how good the offense was prior. The A’s...
Via Baseball Professor
22 hours ago  |  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...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hammel Battles His Way to 1st Win, A’s Beat Rays 3-0

Jason Hammel was pitching for his place in the A’s rotation Tuesday night, and despite working himself into a jam seemingly every inning, he got the seems to have managed to keep his spot for now with his first win as an Oakland A, 3-0 over the Rays. After losing his first four starts for the A’s since being acquired from the Chicago Cubs on July 4th, Hammel turned in his best...
Via BaySportsNet
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 9:30 p.m. Despite a rough beginning to his tenure in Oakland, Jason Hammel remains a part of the Athletics' starting rotation. The right-hander tries to avoid a fifth loss in as many starts with his new team Tuesday night against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. Hammel (0-4, 9.53 ERA) went 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA in 17 starts for the Chicago...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Hammel Struggles Again

Hammel hasn’t lived up to expectations thus far for Oakland (Photo: Beck Diefenbach/Special to the Chronicle) Since being acquired from the Cubs, Jason Hammel has had two disaster starts and two average starts. Yesterday was his worst start as member of the Athletics. Six of the eight runs he allowed came in the first inning, all with two outs. From the very beginning of the game...
Via Baseball Professor
22 days ago  |  Discuss

What is Tommy Milone’s future with the Oakland A’s?

Tommy Milone When the Oakland A’s acquire Chicago Cubs pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, left-handed pitcher Tommy Milone was bumped from the starting rotation and sent straight down to Triple-A despite going 6-0 with a 2.62 ERA in his prior 11 starts. Many – including Milone – were shocked by this move since he had been so successful throughout June. So, as Milone...
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Hammel’s unhappiness turns into parting shot as Cubs beat Nationals

In the end, it was nothing more than a parting shot. Pulled from the Cubs’ 7-2 victory over the Nationals on Friday after giving up a leadoff double in the seventh inning, Jason Hammel fumed about a pitch-count issue raised two months ago by Jeff Samardzija and discussed privately by Cubs pitchers since. “I have no idea why I came out of the game [at the 92-pitch mark],”...
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July 05, 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

Cubs Rumors: Chicago expected to trade Jason Hammel within next two weeks

The Chicago Cubs added starting pitcher Jason Hammel on a one-year, $6 million deal this past offseason. It was an under-the-radar move that has made the Cubs front office look brilliant. The Cubs, wisely, are looking to sell high on Hammel and he could be traded sometime this month.Teams that have spoken with the Cubs say that the Cubs expect to move Hammel sometime in the next...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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