Friday, December 21, 2007

Joba to Start Season in 'Pen?

According to Buster Olney, the Yanks are considering starting the season with Joba in the bullpen. The move, theoretically, is to limit Joba's innings. This move is fine by me as long as the move is only temporary. Keep Joba in the 'pen to give the Yanks some late-inning strength, then move him into the rotation towards the end of May, when hopefully, Mark Melancon and JB Cox will be just about ready. However, keeping Joba in the bullpen would just be stupid, in my opinion.