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etraum wrote:The Yankees handling of the Grooming of Joba Chamberlain from set-up man to starter makes NO sense to me. I understand the protocol to stretch him out to a higher pitch count each game (example: 35 pitches to 45 pitches progressing to 55 pitches). What I don't get is why use him tonight in the set up role again (28 pitches) when you are trying to stretch him out to 55? This does nothing but place him in his old role. and then have him scheduled possibly to be a 2-start pitcher next week - they are not giving him a chance to succeed. I think this has to be becausse of the lack of communication between the manager (Girardi) and his higher ups (Cashman and Boss JR). Cashman has shown in the past few years that he needs to be fired.
They have to give this very talented kid an identity sooner or later and I think it lies as a starter (or closer a la Papelbon).
I am a Joba owner in a keeper league which is why I voice concerns.
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