soft hands.

curiouser and curiouser

The Yankees today took a significant step toward making Joba Chamberlain a part of their bullpen down the stretch when they took him out of the rotation at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Chamberlain, who struck out 10 over five innings Wednesday in his Scranton debut, was scratched from his expected start Monday night and moved to a relief role. [star ledger]


4:05 PM :: ::
  • Trusting Torre with Joba in the pen is like asking a pot head to guard your stash.

    Joba would probably be a two pitch pitcher in relief, fastball/slider, which would impede the development of his other pitches. It limits his ability to increase his innings totals for the season as a starter which he was on track to do. Also, as implied above, there is the risk of injury as a result of misuse by Torre.

    Now maybe the move it is part of a high stakes game of chicken in order to get another team to lower their asking price for a reliever.

    But if it happens, it better be for one season.

    By Blogger Rich, at 4:41 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • there is the risk of injury as a result of misuse by Torre.

    this is what i'm worried about

    By Blogger lupe!, at 8:12 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • This stinks. Rich says it perfectly. Torre's either going to slag his arm or never use him, neither which is going to be good for his development.

    By Blogger SG, at 8:39 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • to quote my girl shan during our discussion about how leery we are of this move: "we need like a special joba clause or something where torre can't make him pitch so much his arm falls off OR leave him to rot in the bullpen without losing his green tea privileges or some such form of punishment."

    i was thinking follow him around with a taser, but he's probably too old for even that to change his undesirable behaviors. :/

    WHY are orel, dusty and jon miller dressed like cadbury mini eggs?

    By Blogger lupe!, at 10:32 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
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