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Tapped: Early morning Yankee chat

Posted by TopOfTheThread on June 20, 2008

The other person is unaware the chat will be posted. All “tapped” postings have had their screen names changed to protect the innocent. Date: 6/20/08:

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(7:55:35 AM) TopOfTheThread: joba
(7:59:47 AM) Friend_of_TopOfTheThread:

The unbelievable story

of Alfredo Aceves continues to grow as the 25 year-old RHP proved tonight he has no challenges left for him at AA-Trenton. Over eight scoreless innings Tuesday night, Aceves allowed just one hit, struck out four and walked two. Over six starts at AA, Mr. Aceves has a 1.64 ERA over 44 innings [7+ innings per start], striking out 33, walking just 5, with 33 hits and a ridiculous WHIP of 0.86.

In the same game, Austin Jackson went 4-for-5, hit his fourth homer in as many games [his se

(8:00:18 AM) Friend_of_TopOfTheThread:

and look up mark melancon-the next joba-is being moved to scranton

(8:00:57 AM) TopOfTheThread:

looks good

(8:01:02 AM) TopOfTheThread:

but what about 2008?

(8:01:26 AM) Friend_of_TopOfTheThread:

he’ll be up in 2008 melancon is the closer of the future

(8:03:14 AM) TopOfTheThread:

the yanks are only 5 out of 1st and 3.5 out of the wildcard. Make the playoffs and you never know

(8:05:03 AM) Friend_of_TopOfTheThread:

I don’t think the season could have worked out better to this point-the infusion of youth, conversion of joba, adversity of monstrous injuries, and now this close.

(8:06:37 AM) TopOfTheThread:

Agreed. And now Chien-Ming Wang goes down. Forces them to look harder at their youth. Psyched.

(8:09:22 AM) TopOfTheThread:

(8:09:49 AM) TopOfTheThread:

g2g

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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.

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Yankees moving Joba Chamberlain to starting rotation — BIG MISTAKE!

Posted by TopOfTheThread on May 22, 2008

The main issue this year has been the lack of run production. ARod and Posada have been out. Many of the other players have been producing below average offensively.(As you may remember, last year ARod single-handedly carried the Yankees through April and part of May. He has already hit 2 home runs in 2 gams… Really 3 home runs but we’ll discuss that on a later date.)

Joba Chamberlain of the New York Yankees

The Yankees will hit this year.

The Yankees moving Joba Chamberlain to the starting rotation is a BIG mistake.

While the Yankees have had a bad year, their pitching strategy has been solid.

  • Get the starting pitcher through the 1st 6 inning. (Mussina is a good example of this.)
  • Have Kyle Farnsworth, Jose Veras, or Latroy Hawkins pitch the 7th inning
  • Have Joba Chamberlain pitch the 8th inning
  • And have Mariano Rivera pitch the 9th

  • This has worked well for Mike Mussina (until his last start)
  • This strategy lets Pettitte only concern himself about 6 innings. (He is getting older)
  • Chien-Ming Wang can pitch as many innings as he wants.

This allows the Yankees to also have “starting pitching by committee”.

Why not groom Joba to take over for Mariano?

Joe – Keep Joba in the ‘pen. Don’t move him to the starting rotation!

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