Posts Tagged ‘Joba Chamberlain’

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Yanks bullpen is Achilles heal

May 19, 2010

Joba no longer has the mystique of 2007.

Three games. Three blown leads. The Yankees bullpen is in trouble.

I don’t know what to think of the last three games — two against Boston, one versus Minnesota — but I know one thing for sure. Mariano will be OK. I can’t say the same thing about Joba Chamberlain. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Memo to Yankees: Make Joba the fifth starter

March 25, 2010

Joba deserves to start this year

Joba Chamberlain should be a starter.

Unless he goes out this year and rolls out a poultry five-plus ERA, throws 91 mph heaters combined with meatball cement mixers, then by all means, put him in the pen. But hasn’t he earned the opportunity to pitch a full season without shackles? Read the rest of this entry ?

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The artist formerly known as Joba?

March 18, 2010

When you’re coming off a 27th World Championship, and add a Cy-young candidate to an already stacked starting rotation, there’s not much to complain about with the Yankees.   However, yesterday it was reported in some papers that Joba Chamberlain was “pitching for his life” against the Phillies in Spring Training. 

Has it really come to this for what once was the game’s best set-up man? Read the rest of this entry ?

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What a “Grand” idea – Yanks mull trading for Tigers Granderson

November 19, 2009

Curtis Granderson would excel as a Yankee. I guarantee it.

Yankees brass are internally debating which of their top three free agents — Andy Pettitte, Hideki Matsui and Johnny Damon — will they resign, and what moves could be made if they can’t.

The hot stove buzz has led fans to believe that the Yankees could trade for Detroit Tigers centerfielder Curtis Granderson, who is under contract by the Tigers for the next three years at a nominal $25 million.

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