Interview with Dan Graziano

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I wavered on posting this, but Tony’s a real good guy — talked shop with him during a Phil Hughes rehab start last season. What held me back was my contempt for the Star Ledger’s Dan Graziano. Never liked the guy’s writing. Judging by his answers in Tony’s interview, he’s not a bad guy. But we all have our personal tastes when it comes to baseball literature.

He and Tony shoot the breeze on the 2008 Yankees, Joba as a starter, and the relationship between bloggers and reporters. So head on over and give it a read.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    It is a pretty good interview and anybody who agrees that Joba Chamberlain should be a starter undoubtedly is cool in my baseball book.

    Hey, those of you with MLB.TV check out the Braves vs. Cubs game, it is being telecast circa 1948. It is 1948 day at Wrigley Field so that means no replays, old school uniforms, the PA announcer is in the seats in 1948 attire, reporters typing on typewriters and even some fans and the broadcasters are dressed circa 1948. It is also being telecast in black and white with the far away camera shot. Pretty cool.

  • Eric

    Who doesn’t think Joba should be a starter?

    I think many people think he should be a starter next season. Since the hole in the pen is gigantic.

    Then again the hole in the rotation is huge without him there.

    So basically we need 4 more Joba’s.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Some people think a dominant closer is more valuable than an ace starter (Mike Francessa, surprisingly Russo disagrees) and some see Chamberlain as the heir apparent to Mariano Rivera and feel that his role as the 8th inning, dominant reliever is more valuable than transitioning him to the rotation and finding out what you have.

      Those people are stupid. Plain and simple.

      • A.D.

        Baseball America listed Melancon as the heir apparent to Mo

        According to Chad Jennings blog J.B. Cox (perhaps the heir apparent to Joba the reliever) has tendonitis in the shoulder and will be out about 3 weeks….at least it will keep his innings count down and shouldn’t be serious

    • steve (different one)

      Who doesn’t think Joba should be a starter?

      Francessa
      Steve Phillips
      Harold Reynolds
      Ian O’Connor
      Goose Gossage
      Johnny Damon
      Mike Celezic

      and on and on and on…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    The Mets fail at baseball.

  • George Kaplan

    Then again, it’s tough not to dislike someone whose posts begin with the phrase “the incomparable Dan Graziano”