• What Do Joba & The Babe Have In Common?

    Posted by on February 11th, 2013 · Comments (6)

    Pitchers with 3+ seasons with the Yankees where they threw 30 innings or less in a year:

    Rk Yrs From To Age
    1 Jay Tessmer 4 1998 2002 26-30 Ind. Seasons
    2 Art Schallock 4 1952 1955 28-31 Ind. Seasons
    3 Babe Ruth 4 1920 1933 25-38 Ind. Seasons
    4 Bob McGraw 4 1917 1920 22-25 Ind. Seasons
    5 Damaso Marte 3 2008 2010 33-35 Ind. Seasons
    6 Joba Chamberlain 3 2007 2012 21-26 Ind. Seasons
    7 Jose Veras 3 2006 2009 25-28 Ind. Seasons
    8 Colter Bean 3 2005 2007 28-30 Ind. Seasons
    9 Jorge De Paula 3 2003 2005 24-26 Ind. Seasons
    10 Randy Choate 3 2000 2003 24-27 Ind. Seasons
    11 Todd Erdos 3 1998 2000 24-26 Ind. Seasons
    12 Tommy Byrne 3 1946 1951 26-31 Ind. Seasons
    13 Walter Beall 3 1924 1927 24-27 Ind. Seasons
    14 Lefty O’Doul 3 1919 1922 22-25 Ind. Seasons
    15 Red Hoff 3 1911 1913 20-22 Ind. Seasons
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    Comments on What Do Joba & The Babe Have In Common?

    1. MJ Recanati
      February 11th, 2013 | 4:42 pm

      Joba has more in common with Colter Bean than with Babe Ruth.

      Fat scrubs, the both of them.

    2. MJ Recanati
      February 11th, 2013 | 4:46 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Fat scrubs, the both of them.

      Whoops, I’m thinking of someone else. Bean wasn’t a revolting pig like Joba. Still sucks like him though.

    3. Corey
      February 11th, 2013 | 6:21 pm

      @ MJ Recanati:
      Thinking of Chris Britton?

      I want you guys to remember me saying this at the end of the year. I think Joba is going to have a monster year in the 8th. Last year when he came back from surgery he had regained his velocity. More time removed from TJS, he should get some command back and be able to get people out with the pitch and perhaps trick some rookies into swinging at the old 0-2 slider.

      Mini Rant:

      The problem with Joba, to me, was not his lack of stuff or ability. The problem was pitch selection. You knew exactly what was coming nearly every pitch. This gave the hitters an extreme advantage when they stopped swinging at the 0-2 and 1-2 sliders in the dirt. If somehow, someway he were able to use different pitching patterns, I think Joba can be an elite closer. If only someone could talk some sense into him.

    4. Raf
      February 11th, 2013 | 6:38 pm

      He should still be starting, but alas, that ship has sailed.

    5. MJ Recanati
      February 12th, 2013 | 11:13 am

      @ Corey:
      Agree completely with your mini-rant. His pitch sequencing was predictable. Additionally, he never tried throwing his slider for a strike in order to catch a batter looking.

    6. February 12th, 2013 | 11:17 am

      FWIW, Colter Bean was a dough boy too.

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