• May 29th vs. The Indians

    Posted by on May 29th, 2010 · Comments (2)

    The fourth bullet point from Corey’s recap says it all: the Indians are a lousy team and the Yanks should absolutely sweep a team like this.  But you can throw that right out the window whenever David Robertson and Joba Chamberlain come in to a game.

    If you watched this game, there’s nothing that I can say in my recap that can describe the embarrassment that each and every Yankee should be feeling when they go out to dinner tonight.  If you didn’t watch this game, be thankful because it was pathetic.

    I’ll end with this: when it appeared as though Chamberlain was the presumptive #5 starter, I spent the entire off-season making the argument that he belonged in the minor leagues to start the season (for a number of reasons that I don’t need to rehash at this time).  Now that he’s a reliever I’d argue that he should be sent back to the minor leagues simply because he’s just not a very good pitcher anymore.

    Comments on May 29th vs. The Indians

    1. 77yankees
      May 29th, 2010 | 9:06 pm

      Hear your point, MJ, but what are the alternatives at this moment for the 8th inning? Melancon? Albaladejo? Romulo Sanchez?

      Certainly nobody else here is doing well either. Who knows what D-Rob’s status will be? CHP is the next in line for the DFA. Marte’s been brutal. Aceves is probably out at least another month if not longer.

      So while Joba may not be the 2007 version at this point, he’s the 2nd best pitcher we have out there, and painfully to admit, Mitre may the 3rd right now.

    2. MJ Recanati
      May 29th, 2010 | 9:37 pm

      @ 77yankees:
      Why not try anything else? Other teams remove/replace late-inning relievers all the time. Why can’t the Yanks just make Chamberlain a mop-up guy for a few outings to get him back on the right track? Why can’t the Yanks let Melancon — a guy that as recently as March 2009 was hailed as the team’s shut-down relief pitcher of the future — earn a chance?

      Chamberlain is brutal right now. The team doesn’t think he’s a starter but he sure isn’t a good reliever. To keep on trotting him out there for four-run implosions seems idiotic to me.

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