Joba the starter, coming in 2008


Tip o’ the hat to commenter yankz for pointing this story out. It appears that Joba Chamberlain will, in fact, be a starter in 2008:

Speaking with a reporter from The Associated Press, owner George Steinbrenner‘s son, Hank, confirmed the news on Chamberlain — who allowed just one earned run during 24 innings in the regular season as a setup man for Mariano Rivera.

This decision is independent of Rivera’s status as a potential free agent.

That’s always good to hear.

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  1. Count Zero says:

    Thank goodness!

  2. dan says:

    Now we can hopefully see Joba for 15 years instead of praying for 5 as a reliever

  3. steve says:

    that’s great news … does anyone have a pinstripe plus membership ? on their site (http://yankees.scout.com/) there is a HUGE, and I assume very informative interview with nardi contreras, I’d love to read it …. if anyone does just copy and paste it somewhere … thanks !

    • Joseph P. says:

      Unfortunately, you can’t copy and paste their stuff. I’ve been meaning to read the interview for days now. Just haven’t gotten around to it. If I find anything good, I’ll let you know (in discreet terms, of course, lest they seek their lawyers on me with their bullshit copyright claims).

      • steve says:

        ahhh, i hear ya, thanks … ya if there is anything worth while that you can paraphrase if you get around to it .. ha don’t want to see you getting sued for any copyright infringement ;)

    • dan says:

      Maybe we can get some kind of listing of general points made in the interview series. I feel like if I pay for one, i have to pay for them all– $40 for BP, $30 for BRef, i think $90 for Scout, $90 for Baseball America adds up to around $250 a year (not happening).

  4. Travis G. says:

    yes! i’ve been wanting to read that Nardi article badly too. if anyone has a membership, perhaps you would be kind enough to post some of the more important stuff (in discrete terms of course). Thanks in advance.

  5. yankz says:

    Yes, I made it into an RAB post! I’d like to thank the George Steinbrenner, Yankees, my mother…

  6. mehmattski says:

    Hopefully, this isn’t like Brian Cashman defending Bubba Crosby as the starting CF in 2006…

  7. yankz says:

    Hank Steinbrenner said it, so…
    Also, this would only hurt Cash in terms of leverage with Mo.

  8. kris says:

    Hank Steinbrenner seems to enjoy the spotlight a little bit… I hope he is not going to be George II, as in the original George in the 70s and 80s.

  9. dan says:

    As long as the yankees dont disrespect rivera, he’ll be back. He’s not going to ask for the world, and they shouldn’t low-ball him; they can afford to give an extra 3 million or so if he wants it

  10. [...] move was foreshadowed late last week when Hank announced that Joba will start in 2008. The NY Post article quotes Hank as saying “That’s something I’ll insist [...]

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