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Monday, March 03, 2014

Edwin Jackson eager to put 18-loss season behind him

Kill the Edwin–loss record.

It’s hard to imagine a Cubs player more irritated by Saturday’s two rained-out exhibition games than pitcher Edwin Jackson, whose spring debut got postponed to Sunday.

“When you have a [expletive] season, naturally, as an athlete and a competitor, you want to come back and play the way you know how to play,” Jackson said.

The sooner the better.

“Clearly, I don’t think I’m an 18-game-losing pitcher,” said Jackson, who was among the worst starting pitchers in baseball last year in several categories, including that major-league-high loss total. “You get the itch a little faster when you have a season like that. That offseason goes way quicker just because you’re ready to get out there.”

...For all the talk about Anthony Rizzo’s and Starlin Castro’s potential rebound seasons this year, nobody has more potential to make a bigger difference for the club based on how they finished in 2013 than Jackson.

“You take away 18 losses, and that makes last year’s record a lot better,” he said. “At the same time, you can’t try to overdo it. You can’t try to go out and be Superman if you’re not Superman.”

Repoz Posted: March 03, 2014 at 05:28 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Big Train Rollin' Posted: March 03, 2014 at 08:56 AM (#4665225)
Edwin Jackson eager to put 18-loss season behind him

and a 19-loss season in front of him.
   2. There's a bustle in Misirlou's hedgerow Posted: March 03, 2014 at 09:01 AM (#4665226)
You take away 18 losses, and that makes last year’s record a lot better,


Yeah, if Jackson had gone 26-0, the Cubs season would have looked better.
   3. Man o' Schwar Posted: March 03, 2014 at 03:09 PM (#4665589)
Yeah, if Jackson had gone 26-0, the Cubs season would have looked better.

And yet still not good enough for the playoffs. At 84-78, they would be 6 games behind the Reds and 10 behind the Pirates. Jackson went 2-2 vs PIT, and 1-1 vs. CIN last year.

It would be just like the Cubs, of course, to waste a season where a guy goes 26-0.
   4. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: March 03, 2014 at 03:18 PM (#4665605)
And yet still not good enough for the playoffs. At 84-78, they would be 6 games behind the Reds and 10 behind the Pirates. Jackson went 2-2 vs PIT, and 1-1 vs. CIN last year.

It would be just like the Cubs, of course, to waste a season where a guy goes 26-0.


If they'd gotten wins in all of his starts, and not just the one where he got decisions...nope, they still come up just short of catching Cincy.

   5. Rants Mulliniks Posted: March 03, 2014 at 03:24 PM (#4665611)
Well at least this isn't another article about how great Jackson's stuff is and how he's just primed for a breakout season.

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