Spartans Rule wrote:Any thoughts on Joba's long-term value? Is he going to be the heir apparent to Rivera, or is a return to the rotation likely at some point?
He had a pretty good June and July starting last season before the Yankees started doing stupid things to keep his IP count down and he fell apart. That said, I think he has more potential as a closer.
My gut feeling is that they're going to keep him in the pen from now on, and that he'll end up as the closer eventually. Of course, it's likely we'll do this whole SP/RP dance again next Spring