• Joba Chamberlain 2009

    Posted by on January 1st, 2009 · Comments (4)

    Getting back to the forecast series, here’s Joba!

    Chamberlain’s skill level is high. However, his role and health are questionable – at least to me, at this point. At the end of 2008, it was suggested his shoulder may not handle the burden of starting. While starting is his preference, the team’s biggest need, and where he would offer great value, seeing Joba used out of the bullpen in 2009 – setting up Mariano Rivera – would not shock me.

    And, yes, I know…everything out of the Yankees camp says that Joba will be a starter in 2009. But, then again, that’s what the Red Sox said about Jonathan Papelbon prior to the 2007 season as well. Things have a way of changing in Spring Training…sometimes…

    Comments on Joba Chamberlain 2009

    1. clintfsu813
      January 1st, 2009 | 6:16 pm

      Speaking of young pitchers..any info on Sergio Mitre?

    2. January 1st, 2009 | 6:32 pm
    3. Justin
      January 1st, 2009 | 7:01 pm

      If Joba Chamberlain spends the entire year in the bullpen next year, I’ll…I’ll…I’ll…

      Well, I’ll be very annoyed at least.

    4. thenewguy
      January 1st, 2009 | 9:09 pm

      If Joba Chamberlain spends the entire year in the bullpen next year, I’ll…I’ll…I’ll…
      Well, I’ll be very annoyed at least.
      ——————

      Thankfully it at least seems as though the Yankee higher-ups have the same idea.

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