• Joba’s Comps This Season

    Posted by on July 26th, 2010 · Comments (7)

    It’s not a pretty group. So, why is Chamberlain still in the big leagues right now? It doesn’t seem to make sense, does it?

    Rk Player ERA+ 5 WHIP G Tm IP BB SO ERA HR BF BA OBP SLG
    1 Chad Qualls 53 2.114 41 ARI 35.0 15 32 8.49 4 179 .373 .426 .544
    2 Joba Chamberlain 68 1.606 43 NYY 42.1 17 47 5.95 3 191 .295 .356 .422
    3 Tony Sipp 84 1.556 42 CLE 36.0 26 40 4.75 6 158 .236 .372 .441
    4 Jason Frasor 88 1.603 43 TOR 38.2 19 41 4.66 2 179 .276 .365 .397
    5 Bobby Jenks 89 1.569 40 CHW 36.1 16 44 4.95 2 166 .281 .352 .377
    6 Nick Masset 92 1.588 51 CIN 45.1 23 51 4.57 5 205 .278 .361 .409
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 7/26/2010.

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    Comments on Joba’s Comps This Season

    1. Scout
      July 26th, 2010 | 10:46 am

      It probably makes as much sense as the fact that Girardi still uses him as the go-to 8th inning reliever….

      My bet is that by the end of this week the Yankees will have at least one new part in the bullpen (Downs? Soria? Other?) and that part will take over Joba’s set-up role.

    2. MJ Recanati
      July 26th, 2010 | 10:57 am

      I couldn’t agree more. #62 should’ve opened the year in the minors, should’ve been demoted at least three times since then and certainly isn’t fit to be in the majors now, and yet, the Yanks continue to trot him out there every couple of days when they’re trying to protect a lead.

      All of the peripherals suggest that #62 isn’t having as bad a season as the ERA would make it seem but the truth lies somewhere in the middle. He’s still not making good enough pitches when he has to.

      The Yanks ruined him and they should be hiding him in the minors, if only to rebuild him into a semi-valuable trade asset. Right now he’s just a fat lump of crap.

    3. G.I. Joey
      July 26th, 2010 | 11:33 am

      “I understand I have to be better and I have to get better.”

      Well handing him the ball in the 8th inning with a lead is clearly not the place for him to work on things, it’s called AAA Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Girardi commented that he wasn’t sharp coming out of the pen and that our relievers need to come out of the pen sharp. He also indicated that if Joba put one more runner on that Robertson was going to come in. I think this might indicate that after yesterday’s game no one currently holds the 8th inning role and they are leaning towards Robo.

    4. Corey Italiano
      July 26th, 2010 | 11:50 am

      They are running out of time to send him down too

    5. July 26th, 2010 | 1:05 pm

      @ Corey Italiano: How long do they have to send him down?

    6. Corey Italiano
      July 26th, 2010 | 1:31 pm

      @ lisaswan:
      It’s already almost August, the minor league season only has a month left. Whatever Joba needs down there isn’t going to be solved in a week.

    7. Raf
      July 26th, 2010 | 2:04 pm

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      @ lisaswan:
      It’s already almost August, the minor league season only has a month left. Whatever Joba needs down there isn’t going to be solved in a week.

      I think there’s a service time issue as well.

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