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Should Joba be in playoff rotation?

Sep 21, 2009, 10:14 AM EDT

Joba Chamberlain was pounded for
seven runs over three innings against the Mariners on Sunday afternoon,
prompting many to ask if he deserves to be in the Yankees rotation
should they reach the ALCS.
Joe Girardi still thinks so, at least for now:



“We expect Joba
to be our fourth starter, we do. It is concerning, because we want him
feeling really good about himself going into the postseason.”




There’s a real belief that this
whole “Joba rules” thing has actually had a negative effect on his
performance. Chamberlain is 1-4 with an 8.25 ERA and 1.97 WHIP over his
last nine starts — he has logged just 36 innings — or an average of
four innings per start — in that time. He has two more chances to get
it in gear, with the second-place Red Sox on the docket this weekend
and the Rays on tap during the season’s final week.

  1. Jeremy - Sep 22, 2009 at 9:08 AM

    Ok, caps aren’t your friend.
    Secondly, spell check is your friend.
    As for protecting the investment for the yankees, maybe developing him properly would have been a better investment. You use the phrase “too risky” to have him pitching normally, then why not take the route that works? The joba rules don’t seem to be working.

  2. HOTROD - Sep 24, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    DUDE, DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL IMPORTANT TO CONSTANTLY MAKE PEOPLE
    AWARE OF THERE MISTAKES ?, YOU MUST BE THE ONLY PERFECT
    PERSON LEFT IN THE ENTIRE WORLD OR JUST ANOTHER NERD.
    WHY WOULD THE YANKEES NEED YOUR PERFECT ADVISE ON DEVELOPING
    JOBA, HOW MANY PITCHERS HAVE YOU DEVELOPED ? IS IT BECAUSE
    YOU EXPERT OBSERVATION IS THAT THE JOBA RULES DON’T WORK, THIS
    IS THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING I HAVE HEARD.YOU READ TOO MUCH
    ABOUT BASEBALL.
    KNOCK YOURSELF OUT ABOUT THE CAPS AND SPELLING ERRORS BECAUSE
    THIS IS NOT A COLLEGE COURSE.

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