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‘Told you about Joba… (Should have stayed in bullpen)

Posted by TopOfTheThread on June 4, 2008

Followup to previous post — See post of May 22, 2008Joba Chamberlain NY Yankees pitcher
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Hopefully this (experiment, move, transition) works out better than Joba’s first start.

Now, Joba is shaky and the bullpen is shaky. The starting rotation is no better. The pen is worse.

If you move him back, you show you have lost confidence in him. He loses confidence in himself as a starter and then has additional pressure as a reliever.

The Yankees have hurt themselves and have painted Joba in a corner. Exactly what they did not want to do.

(photo beatricebaseball.com)

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3 Responses to “‘Told you about Joba… (Should have stayed in bullpen)”

  1. everyone needs to relax, it’s just his first start. may I remind everyone, the mlb season is pretty long.. relax.

  2. Steve said

    What, no retraction?

  3. * Official Retraction *

    Yes. I am happily, absolutely wrong about Joba. I am glad Joba is a starter for the NY Yankees. Kudos to Girardi and Cashman.

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