Grounded Polo wrote:
redjake wrote:So, what's the deal w/ Steinbrenner saying that Joba is going to start "now" and that only "an idiot" would keep him in the pen - and Cashman coming out saying that's not going to happen "in the near future".
Is this some sort of power struggle? Or was it just time for the next dramatic episode in NY?
Cashman said that today?
Joba Chamberlain-R- Yankees Apr. 21 - 12:58 pm et
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the team is not planning on moving Joba Chamberlain into the starting rotation in the near future.
Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner said Sunday that only "an idiot" would keep Chamberlain as a setup guy. Cashman, meanwhile, probably realizes that Chamberlain pitched just over 112 innings last season, and increasing that number significantly would make the budding star a prime candidate for an injury. If Chamberlain is moved into the starting rotation, it probably won't happen until around midseason.