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  1. Joba's shoulder might never be the same

    Rob Neyer

    From Craig's wrap of Amanda's tweeting of Brian Cashman's breakfast appearance this morning: Cashman was asked, once again, about Joba Chamberlain starting. He said that Chamberlain hasn't been the same pitcher since his injury that occurred in Te...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  2. Joba will reward Yankees' patience

    Rob Neyer

    Bloomberg Sports on the eighth-inning guy with the 5.77 ERA on the first-place team: On the surface, it isn't hard to see why both Yankees fans and fantasy owners have found Chamberlain frustrating in 2010. The big right-hander's ERA stands at 5.77,...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  3. The 'rules' for King Felix are different

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of Felix Hernandez's Wednesday-night clean sheet against the Yankees, New Yorkers are naturally wondering why their young guys can't do that. For an example, here's Tim Smith: Hernandez, like Cliff Lee on Tuesday night, threw a comp...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  4. Rivera's understudies have been shaky

    Rob Neyer

    Yes, Mariano Rivera's doing it again. No, he's not a robot. Meanwhile, the second line of defense is more than human, as Joba Chamberlain, Dave Robertson, and Damaso Marte have all had their rough patches. And don't think they're not just a little...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  5. Thursday Throneberries

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are so self-confident that they don't really care what you think about them ... * Big news on the trade front, with an unhappy Joba maybe heading to Pittsburgh and Tony La Russa's found his Ideal Pitcher. * Today's biggest news, t...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  6. Will Cincy's Leake make the Big Jump?

    Rob Neyer

    With the Hughes/Joba battle over (for now, anyway), the most interesting No. 5-starter situation is Cincinnati's. Here's John Fay with the latest speculation: The Reds have the schedule for pitching posted in the cubhouse leading right up to the l...

    Blog | March 25, 2010
  7. Have Yankees decided on No. 5?

    Rob Neyer

    There's been no announcement, but Joel Sherman thinks the Yankees have essentially set their rotation: In the next few days, Joe Girardi will make it official that Phil Hughes is the Yankees' fifth starter. There are still meetings this week, st...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  8. Phil Hughes works on changes needs chance

    Rob Neyer

    Phil Hughes on the spring training battle that might alter the course of his life: "I'm out of the reliever mind-set for right now," Hughes said. "So I'll go in and do what I'm used to doing and see how it plays out."If Hughes wins the job, he woul...

    Blog | February 12, 2010
  9. Yanks wrestle (again!) with No. 5 starter

    Rob Neyer

    Ah, another welcome sign of a spring: via Joel Sherman, we revisit the 2010 roles of the Yankees' talented-but-ill-defined young pitchers. It was impossible to ignore, and the Yankees didn't ignore it. Words were not needed. Joba Chamberlain's b...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  10. Throwing out the Joba Rules

    Rob Neyer

    As River Avenue Blues notes, apparently we can finally forget about the Joba Rules (and the Phil Rules, too) ... I'm not sure I would read an incredibly great deal into this information. Chamberlain started 31 games this year, and was usually pull...

    Blog | November 12, 2009
  11. Joba seals Division Series fate

    Rob Neyer

    The Yankees closed out their home schedule with a loss, thanks in part to a starting pitcher who couldn't escape the fourth inning. The best quote of the postgame locker room came from Joba Chamberlain, when he was asked what he thought about hi...

    Blog | October 01, 2009
  12. Worrying about Andy Pettitte

    Rob Neyer

    Ken Davidoff on what might be the last, best hope for Yankee-haters ... Please don't tell my competitors, but barring some other stunning news, my column for tomorrow's Newsday will cover Andy Pettitte's shoulder "fatigue." W...

    Blog | September 15, 2009
  13. Girardi's (Division Series) choice

    Rob Neyer

    Apparently the Yankees will spurn my advice to get Joba Chamberlain out of the rotation, and Phil Hughes in. As it happens, though, they might not even need a No. 4 starter until the League Championship Series. Tyler Kepner's got the details (an...

    Blog | September 09, 2009
  14. How to make the Yankees perfect

    Rob Neyer

    It might be too late. But I wonder if the Yankees should send Phil Hughes to their secret compound in Tampa and retrain him to throw six innings at a pop. Because lately the Yankees seem to have only three starters, and these days you need four in Oc...

    Blog | September 07, 2009
  15. Nursing Joba and Porcello

    Rob Neyer

    And you thought we'd seen the last of the Joba Rules? Hardly. Peter Abraham with the latest: Joba Chamberlain shed some light on the Yankees' plan for him, saying yesterday he is scheduled to start six more games this season. The 23-year-o...

    Blog | August 20, 2009
  16. Joba offers teaching moments

    Rob Neyer

    After tossing eight shutout innings Wednesday night, young Joba Chamberlain now sports the second-lowest ERA among Yankee starters and the 13th lowest in the American League. Chamberlain Not bad for a guy who o...

    Blog | July 30, 2009