sandman042 wrote:Joba chamberlin WILL be in the rotation in 08... torre said it,cashman said it. the only question is his inng limit for next yr... i doubt joba can go 190-200+ inngs next yr.. maybe 160-170 but him gouing to the pen at end of yr is a possiblitly to save his arm but who knows we just gotta wait till next yr... b/c alot can happen before spring training.
That's all true. Like Surfs up alluded to, I could also see the Yankees taking the Liriano approach. Having Joba start next year in the bullpen and ease him into the rotation a few months into the season. I doubt Hughes will be ready for 200 innings next year either, so I think it would make sense to save Chamberlain's innings for the end of the season since Hughes could very well be shifted to the bullpen and somebody has to start games in September/October.
I disagree with noseeum about Kennedy. I think he'll be in the rotation all of next season (assuming he pitches well of course). Kennedy's thrown about 170 innings this year, so between him, Hughes and Chamberlain, Kennedy is the only one who could handle a full season's worth of innings.
That's my best guess for this situation assuming the Yankees stick with their internal options.