Wednesday, April 01, 2009

It's Time to send Joba Back to the Bullpen

Look, I know Joba has looked better of late, but let's face facts - the guy is a reliever. He came up as a reliever, succeded as a reliever, and when he was moved to the rotation his numbers suffered and he got hurt. He's a big, heavyset guy - do we really want to see him out there every five days huffing and puffing through the 4th inning?

Of course not. The Yankees should move Chamberlain back into that 8th inning role - the bridge that is NEEDED to Mariano Rivera. Phil Hughes looked great this spring, bring him up to the the 5th starter. Who cares about a 5th starter? You don't even USE them in the playoffs.

This is about the hundreth time I've had to make this statement - it's about time the Yankees woke up and realized that they are trying to put a round peg into a square hole.

Get Joba back where he belongs - giving 80-85 FANTASTIC innings in the bullpen.

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posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 3:07 PM   6 comments


At 4/01/2009 3:17 PM, Blogger Rex Banner said...

Amen! IPK is also right behind Hughes.

At 4/02/2009 12:22 AM, Blogger TaggedTruck said...

Finally, an Fool's joke I can get behind. Joba got a ridiculously small sentence in court considering he was way hammered and had an open container of alcohol, but as a STARTER for the Yanks that seems somehow OK. No grudge against the bottom of the ROTATION.

At 4/02/2009 5:11 AM, Blogger Rex Banner said...

It's nice to be rich and famous. Funny how the people who don't need it seem to get hooked up the most. Strange world we live in. I'm glad it's over, but they should have given him a much larger fine to send a message.

At 4/02/2009 10:29 AM, Anonymous Bronx Baseball Daily said...

Wow. I can't believe people aren't totally embarrassed to say stuff like this anymore when it is so clear that they are wrong. Wow, you have a set of brass ones.

At 4/02/2009 11:07 AM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

How many people do you think didn't get that this was an April Fool's joke? I mean there isn't even one statistic to back up my position. :D

At 4/06/2009 10:15 PM, Blogger susan mullen said...

The team still needs a reliable late inning reliever. Bruney, Coke, and Marte aren't going to do it. They need Chamberlain or someone like him in late innings. They will not win otherwise. Hank and Hal are not George, so nobody will get fired.


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