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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstriped Bible) Starter, closer or middle relief? For as long as he has worn pinstripes, Joba Chamberlain’s role on the Yankees’ pitching staff has been the subject of intense debate, which the righty himself re-ignited yesterday. Although GM Brian Cashman brushed aside Chamberlain’s remarks, perhaps he should start taking them more […]

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Joba Chamberlain is the itsy-bitsy spider of the Yankees. Just when you think he is ready to reach the height of his potential, something happens to drag him back down. This time, the culprit was a trampoline, which, considering the ups and downs in his brief career, seems rather apropos. That Chamberlain was injured playing […]

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On Sunday, Joba Chamberlain threw 35 pitches, his second most ever in a relief appearance. On Tuesday, the Yankees placed him on the 15-day disabled list with flexor tendon soreness. Today, the team announced that the right hander will likely need Tommy John surgery. Maybe it’s too simple to connect the dots, but Joe Girardi’s decision to […]

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(In addition to appearing at The Captain’s Blog, this post is also being syndicated at TheYankeeAnalysts). Once upon a time, the Yankees had a promising young pitching prospect who was inexplicably converted into a late inning reliever. After a couple of seasons of disappointing results, however, many within the organization, not to mention the media and fans, […]

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