tmacdaman1 wrote:Lofunzo wrote:Richie Rich wrote:he will be a starter next year...
(below is what i posted in injuries & player updates thread on Joba):
"just figured i would let you guys know...my dad told me that they are being very careful with him...if he pitches one inning, he has one day off, 2 innings, 2 days off, etc...and our local paper also said he will never pitch back-to-back days"
Is that the same paper that said that Rivera would never pitch more than 1 inning??
Let's not compare a 12 year veteran to a rookie who the Yankees are trying to protect. Cashman has said publicly what the "Joba rules" consist of. He will not be used in the middle of an inning, only to start one. He will not be used on back to back days. For 1 inning pitched, he will rest 1 day. For 2 innings pitched, he will rest 2 days. Could that change in 3 weeks in a highly important mid-September game? Wouldn't shock me. But for now, the Yanks ARE following those rules.
Please don't reach for arguments. I was merely commenting on the fact that the Yankees publicly stated that Rivera would only be used for 1 inning this season. That changed quickly. As for Chamberlain, they said that he would start an inning and would never pitch B2B days. I am just saying that we shall see. Cashman even stated in the past few days that they would reevaluate that in the near future. Are you telling me that when they play Boston, they won't pitch him 2 days in a row if they need him??