Originally Posted by HomeFish
Edwin Jackson had a losing record last year on a team that won 90+ games and the NL East.
In both Chicago and Washington I tried hard, very hard, to like Edwin Jackson. I am probably in the 95th percentile in terms of how hard I've tried to like Edwin Jackson. But the consistency just really isn't there: I've given up on it recently.
I have a similar assessment. The consistency really is the problem, and I don't think he'll ever get it at this point. He really should be a strong #2 on a contending team, but he can't focus more than 2-3 starts in a row it seems.
"I have the ultimate respect for White Sox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Red Sox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country." Jim Caple, ESPN (January 12, 2011)
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