Joba Watch


Since Saint Phil graduated to the majors, we felt it was time to freshen things up around here at RAB. If you take a gander over to the left, you’ll notice that the famed “Hughes Watch” is gone, and in it’s place is the “Joba Watch.” Follow along as I chronicle the adventures of everyone’s favorite Native American with a Star Wars themed name as he crusades up the minor league ladder and into your living room. Well, not literally in your living room of course, but on your TV.

If you don’t know who Joba Chamberlain is, then a) what the hell are you waiting for, and b) you should find out.


  1. NYFan says:

    While there’s at least a hint of a Hughes mention here, I thought you guys would love this:

    “Clemens played catch with Phil Hughes, the promising rookie right-hander on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury. Clemens also spent 30 minutes standing on a mound discussing pitching mechanics with Hughes.”

  2. Ben says:

    That’s what I like to hear. Clemens mentoring Hughes in the ways of pitching is one of the bonuses of having Roger around this year. That’ll hopefully help the kid develop in the right direction.

  3. Mike A. says:

    Hopefully he spends time with Ian Kennedy and Joba Chamberlain while he’s down there too…

  4. Ed says:

    question… Does Joba really throw 93-95 on a radar gun? I am so tired of hearing how fast all these pitchers throw only to see them and find out it was all exageration.

  5. Mike A. says:

    Ed – Oh yes, Joba can bring it. He sits 93-95 and can crank it up to 98.

    That’s one big problem with the big league rotation, the guys in there now can’t throw a fastball by the hitter. That’ll change once Roger and Hughes come back.

  6. ShawnT says:

    Sweet, love the Joba watch, just a suggestion i think it would be cool if you guys did like a whos hot list, something similar to the 1 on

  7. jb says:

    Yes, If Yankees don’t get Canham at pick #30, Yankees could take best high school catcher in high school. His name is Devin Mesaraco.

    Yankees doesn’t have supplemental first round pick unlike last year.

    Some Projections that Yankees may take Casey Weathers at pick 30. Is that good pick when yankees are stacked with relief pitchers in the minors?

  8. Mike A. says:

    Casey Weathers wouldn’t make sense. He’s got a good arm, but the Yanks don’t need another reliever. Plus he’s no better than JB Cox, Kevin Whelan or Mark Melancon anyways.

    I’m not a big fan of high school catchers, I prefer college catchers because they have experience calling games, plus you’re a bit more certain he can stay behind the dish. Just my preference though.

  9. Rick says:

    Not to mention Baseball America ranked Joba to have the best fastball in the yanks system. Plus, wasn’t he hitting 99 MPH in the Hawaii winter ball

  10. Joseph P. says:

    The scouts Kevin Goldstein (Baseball Prospectus) talks to said he was hitting 97 in his outings, which means he probably sits 92-95 normally.

  11. [...] sidebar of the now defunct IGWT. After Hughes graduated to the bigs we debuted the wildly popular Joba Watch, which chronicled the right-hander’s voyage from A-ball to our hearts in five short months. [...]

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