• Mike Silva & Joba Chamberlain

    Posted by on February 27th, 2013 · Comments (3)

    They got into it a bit last night on Twitter.

    Joba’s ERA from 2009 through 2012 is 4.43. And, his ERA+ during that time is 101 (in 278.3 IP).

    That said, when healthy, Chamberlain is a league average relief pitcher. Basically, he’s a right-handed version of Marc Rzepczynski. Guys like that should not get themselves into squabbles on Twitter. Geesh…

    Comments on Mike Silva & Joba Chamberlain

    1. MJ Recanati
      February 27th, 2013 | 8:53 am

      Silva’s reputation as a Twitter hack is well-earned at this point and last night’s display was pretty pathetic on his part.

      Having said that, Joba (1) is a moron for engaging Silva in a war of words on Twitter and (2) is a moron for answering questions about being a starter. I should also add that if he still thinks he has (or ever had) four pitches, I’d love to know what they were. As far as I could tell, he threw a fastball up in the zone and a slider in the dirt, never mixed in even a third pitch, never changed his patterns, and never tried to establish his secondary pitch as one he could throw for a strike.

      http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/8992619/joba-chamberlain-new-york-yankees-says-wants-start-again

      Joba’s a fat tub of stupid that just needs to go away. I hope he has the best year of his career, puts up zeroes every time out, dominates everyone he faces and then gets lost.

    2. #15
      February 27th, 2013 | 12:58 pm

      Here’s the plan…. 1) push away from the buffet, 2) shut up, 3) pitch, 4) shut up, 5) repeat.

      We don’t need a celebrity relief pitcher with a ERA closer to 5 than to 3.

      Give us 60+ solid innings with an era under 3, then we (and he) can talk.

    3. March 15th, 2013 | 6:19 am

      More Twitter wars for Joba: https://twitter.com/MikeSilvaMedia/status/312509031635898368

      Glad he’s focused on pitching only.

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