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Re: Here's why Joba should start

Postby Frenchiegangsta9 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:19 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
hybrid wrote:Honestly those videos weren't the best cases besides maybe the last, he just K'd crappy hitters in the rest. Not that impressive really.


So does every ho-hum non-impressive pitcher do what he did in those videos? Or strike out 74 in 65 innings with a 2.76 ERA?


Joba needs to start.


agreed completely. Joba is just too talented of a starter to make him a bullpen arm.
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Re: Here's why Joba should start

Postby J35J » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:40 pm

It's really quite simple. You are a starter until you prove you can't, which then you become a bullpen guy. Relievers are failed starters....Joba has yet to fail as a starter. This arguement is so silly I question those who even bring it up.
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Re: Here's why Joba should start

Postby northjersey78 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:13 am

I'm a Yankee fan and I still contend that Joba should be a reliever.

Rivera is not going to last forever and you've seen how devastating it can be to have a great closer. IN the early 90's Rivers was an outstanding set-up man to John Wetteland we saw how that turned out.

The Yankees already have a loaded staff - they have essentially committed long-term to CC Sabbathia, AJ Burnett and Wang. Pettitte will probably be fine for another 2-3 seasons. Phil Hughes was the gem of their farm system and it seems like they are content to let him sit in AAA until the off-chance he'll be needed. Why not give him a full season's shot at the # 5 spot and use Joba to help shorten games for these guys?

Joba comign in from the bullpen was always electric. I'm not saying he can't/ won't be a great starter I just feel they will get better usage out of him as a set-up man and eventually closer once Rivera retires.
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Re: Here's why Joba should start

Postby BronXBombers51 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:03 pm

northjersey78 wrote:I'm a Yankee fan and I still contend that Joba should be a reliever.

Rivera is not going to last forever and you've seen how devastating it can be to have a great closer. IN the early 90's Rivers was an outstanding set-up man to John Wetteland we saw how that turned out.

The Yankees already have a loaded staff - they have essentially committed long-term to CC Sabbathia, AJ Burnett and Wang. Pettitte will probably be fine for another 2-3 seasons. Phil Hughes was the gem of their farm system and it seems like they are content to let him sit in AAA until the off-chance he'll be needed. Why not give him a full season's shot at the # 5 spot and use Joba to help shorten games for these guys?

Joba comign in from the bullpen was always electric. I'm not saying he can't/ won't be a great starter I just feel they will get better usage out of him as a set-up man and eventually closer once Rivera retires.


Effective starter >>>>>> Effective reliever. And that's the bottom line. You want your best pitchers throwing 200 innings a year, not 80. If Joba can be an effective starter, there is no doubt that that is where he is most valuable to the team.
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