Oct
16

Steinbrenner/Chamberlain ’09

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Was this really the best Hank Steinbrenner could do? The Yanks’ official impotent mouthpiece announced that Joba Chamberlain will start in 2009. “Everyone’s pretty much in agreement with that,” Hank said, thus confirming what we all knew four weeks ago.

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  • A.D.

    All that matters is it happens

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Still better that it’s officially acknowledged.

  • JK

    This has to be continuously said, because the Yahoos in the NY Press refuse to give up the issue.

  • Adrian-Retire21

    The biggest problem is can Chamberlain pitch a full year as a starter.

  • Accent Shallow

    Thank god.

  • Jamie

    I really wish he would just shut up anyway. Seriously someone needs to put a cap in his ..

  • Manimal

    Cashman said it and Cashman isn’t the boss, HANK IS.

    Seriously though, atleast this confirms what cashman briefly said on WFAN.

    • Chris C.

      “Cashman said it and Cashman isn’t the boss, HANK IS.”

      This is a major problem with the NY Yankees.

  • Steve

    I want to know who was the piss-ant who said otherwise?

    • JD

      Oh that would be this year’s Mr. Big-mouth: Jorge Posada!

  • Raven

    They talked all day, ended up doing nothing and Hank called it “a productive day”?
    I have a bad feeling about the next season.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      This is silly. What else would you have them do? Spill the beans for their winter plans? Start tampering with players? Talked about the minutiae they talked? Your bad feeling is based more on a lack of perspective on the role of Hank’s comments in discussing this meeting than it is on anything they talked about during the meeting.

      • Chris C.

        “This is silly. What else would you have them do? Spill the beans for their winter plans?”

        Hank did that last year.

        “Start tampering with players?”

        Hank did that in August.

        “Your bad feeling is based more on a lack of perspective on the role of Hank’s comments in discussing this meeting than it is on anything they talked about during the meeting.”

        My bad feeling is based PLENTY on the fact that in a strategic meeting involving team building, Hank Steinbrenner, Lonn Trust, and Randy Levine are doling out their unqualified opinions.
        VERY BAD NEWS, FOLKS. VERY BAD.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

          This is a bit of an overreaction. You’re basing some sweeping conclusions on a 300-word AP article that tells us nothing other than the fact that the people at the top of the Yankee organization all sat in a room together. Would you rather the Yanks bar the people who run the team from meeting? Perhaps, next week, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Robinson Cano can meet to discuss the future of the team instead.

  • Steve S.

    I know I am being a baby but why cant they just say it definitively Joba will never pitch out of the bullpen again. Why do they have to qualify it with things like “The Plan right now…”

    I’m not even sure I understand the argument for keeping him the bullpen. The Yankees have gaping holes in the rotation and aside from the innings concerns I dont see why you wouldnt want the guy who was arguably your best starting pitcher last year in the bullpen. And I think the innings concern isnt even as strong of an argument anymore because there is a thought that the transition may have attributed to the arm injury at the end of the year.

  • Chris C.

    “I know I am being a baby but why cant they just say it definitively Joba will never pitch out of the bullpen again. Why do they have to qualify it with things like “The Plan right now…”

    Why should they tell you something that may only be true dependent on how their offseason moves go? If it’s not definite, would you prefer to be lied to?