Showing posts with label Joba Chamberlain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Joba Chamberlain. Show all posts

Monday, June 1, 2009

But Who Will Pitch The Eighth?

Joba. Joba will pitch the eighth. At least tonight anyway. Tonight was arguably Joba's best start since making the conversion to the starting rotation, going eight strong innings, allowing two earned runs, just four hits, two walks, and striking out five. He threw 106 pitches. This is a huge sign of progress for Joba. In previous starts, 106 pitches might get him through 5 or 6 innings but tonight he went eight. That comes out to 4.42 pitches/out, which is very efficient. Perhaps this starts means Joba has learned that you do not need to strike out every batter you face. Strikeouts, groundouts, and a lack of walks are the key to pitching success, and that's what Joba did tonight. Two walks in eight innings is great, and just five of Joba's outs came in the air. Now, this start likely will not shut up those who want him in the bullpen, but it should. Joba is a 23 year old with a 3.71 ERA in the AL East, and he still has a lot to learn. Those are the ingredients of an ace, not a setup man.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Joba's Mom; Meth Dealer

The mother of Joba Chamberlain has been busted for selling meth to a undercover agent. Jacqueline Standley was arrested at her Lincoln, Neb. apartment on Saturday night after allegedly selling ".6 gram of methamphetamine in a plastic bag" to a cop for $110 back in February.

Before we all jump the gun, you need to remember that Harlan Chamberlain (Joba's dad) obtained full custody of Joba when Joba was 3 years old. Standley began abusing drugs when Joba was 4 or 5 and says that she and Joba currently speak to each other only rarely.

She looks like the Bus Driver from South Park; Right?

She was charged with delivery of an exceptionally hazardous drug and bond was set at $5000.

Friday, April 24, 2009

News and Notes

  • The Yankees are worth the most money in the MLB (no surprise).
  • As we all know the Yankees are taking on Boston tonight and I am looking forward to the Joba/Youk feud.
  • A-Rod's recovery is going swimmingly: he ran the bases for the second straight day. He went from home to first four times and from first to second six times. He took 28 swings off curveballs and another 63 in BP.
  • RAB has fun with small sample sizes.
  • Pedroia's brother (right) has pleaded guilty to having oral sex with a minor.
  • Holliday has expressed interest in the Yankees.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Joe Announces Rotation

  • C.C.
  • Wang
  • Burnett
  • Pettitte
  • Joba

  • This is the line-up that I think most Yankee fans were hoping for.

    Friday, November 28, 2008

    Without Joba....

    While reading the latest post on Pete Abraham's blog where he ranks the Yankees players in order of importance it ocurred to me exactly how important Joba Chamberlain has become to the future of the Yankees.

    Of the trio of Yankees rookies who were expected to be big members of the rotation last year, only Joba had a succesful year. He showed everybody that he could start as well as relieve and at least temporarily shut up those who wanted him in the bullpen. He evolved into the ace of the Yankees (yes even more so than Moose for a while) when Wang went down and seemed to keep the team afloat. The Yankees are banking on him in 2009 to be a major part of the rotation, albeit with an innings limit, and really the future of their franchise.

    Much of the same can be said for Hughes. However, because of his awful, injury plagued year last year, much of the attention and pressure has been diverted to Joba. If the Yankees are careful with him and Joba stays on track, then he may become one of those rare, true aces in baseball. However, if he comes crashing down to earth then the Yankees are going to be in deep trouble. Its a lot of pressure to put on a 22 year old but without Joba you can expect quite a few more quiet Octobers in the Bronx.

    Sunday, October 19, 2008

    Joba Says Sorry

    "I want to apologize to the New York Yankees and the fans for an error in judgment and for putting myself in a difficult situation," read a statement released by his agents. "I intend to properly resolve this situation, and do not intend to be in such a situation again. My goal is to focus on pitching for the Yankees in the 2009 season."
    Joba is a good kid, do not judge him by this youthful mistake. 

    Saturday, October 18, 2008

    Joba Arrested!?!?!?- DUI

    Joba Chamberlain has been arrested for diving while drunk in Nebraska.

    Joba Chamberlain was arrested for driving under the influence early Saturday morning near his hometown of Lincoln, Neb.

    Deborah Collins, a spokeswoman for the Nebraska State Patrol, said that the 23-year-old Chamberlain was pulled over after being observed speeding in a 2006 BMW 750i shortly after 1 a.m. on U.S. 77.

    Chamberlain was arrested after an odor of alcohol was detected and an open container of alcohol was observed on the front passenger seat. Chamberlain was taken to the Cornhusker Place Detox and booked on charges of driving under the influence, having an open container of alcohol and speeding


    My first reaction is digust and dissapointment. Yes, he`s only 23 but he should know better. Both as a public figure and a human being he should know better.

    "Dude, I'm Joba"

    Tuesday, September 2, 2008

    Feinsand: Joba to Bullpen

    I guess for the last month of the meaningless season its necessary and alright. However, Cash and Girardi seemed to leave the door open to him relieving next year. This is just stupid. I have no idea how they plan to pull this off. Going into the the offseason with only Wang as a sure thing to be in the rotation next year is a dangerous idea. The bullpen has been the lone bright spot this year. The Yankees just tried out a bunch of different guys with good stuff for the bullpen. Some of them worked out brilliantly (Veras, Ramirez, and Bruney) and some of them failed. Next year Mark Melancon, Chris Britton, Jonathan Albaladejo, Humberto Sanchez and plenty of other guys with good arms could get a shot next year in addition to what they already have. The bullpen is not a concern going into next year. They need a centerfielder, first baseman and starting pitching.

    If Hughes pitches great for the rest of the year, Mussina comes back, and they sign two of Burnett/Sheets/Sabathia then I guess I'm okay with the move. However, I'd be extremely disappointing if I never saw Joba start a game ever again.

    Sunday, August 31, 2008

    Joba Claims He`s Ready

    Joba is saying that he's ready to return from his injury. It's to little to late but it'll be nice to see him again I guess. Girardi wants to wait until Monday though. He'll return in the bullpen and work his way back to the rotation. The question is who will he replace? Looks like either Ponson or Rasner at this point. I'd rather see Ponson go.

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008

    News on Joba and Matsui

    Yankees right-hander Joba Chamberlain is scheduled to start a throwing program Wednesday as part of his rehab for his injured shoulder.
    Chamberlain was placed on the 15-day disabled list last Wednesday due to rotator cuff tendinitis in his pitching shoulder.
    “Play catch and just go from there,” Chamberlain said Monday.
    The 22-year-old was removed from his start Aug. 2 against Texas in the fifth inning with stiffness in his shoulder. He expects to rejoin the Yankees’ rotation before the end of the month.
    Chamberlain is 4-3 with a 2.63 ERA in 32 games, including 12 starts.
    Also, DH Hideki Matsui ran the bases for the first time since being sidelined in late June by a left knee injury. He could start playing in minor league rehab games soon.
    “If everything goes well, I think in a couple days,” Matsui said through a translator. “I feel like I’ve been making good progress every day. Taking a good step forward each time.”
    Matsui has appeared in 69 games this season, hitting .323 with seven homers and 34 RBIs.

    Wednesday, August 6, 2008

    Britton Recalled

    Chris Britton has been recalled and he is on his way to Texas. This means that Joba is most likely headed to the DL. Thats not good. 

    Sunday, June 8, 2008

    Game 63: Royals at Yankees

    Here are the lineups 

    Damon DH
    Jeter SS
    Abreu RF
    Rodriguez 3B
    Matsui LF
    Giambi 1B
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Cabrera CF
    Chamberlian RHP

    Notes: Joba's pitch count is limited 75-80 pitches.

    Saturday, April 19, 2008

    Joba Returns

     Joba is rejoining the team tonight.


    The Farns out.

    Joba in. 

    What could be better?

    Thursday, April 17, 2008

    Chamberlain Update

    Here's what the skipper had to say:

    "His dad is continuing to do better," manager Joe Girardi said. "He was up for rehab twice today, moving his arms and his legs. Joba told me he was surprised how strong he felt. So he's doing better. There's still no timetable (for Joba's return to the Yankees). But there is progress, which is good."

    (sorry I have not been posting I have been put on the DL with walking pneumonia and Nate....he is just lazy)

    Thursday, March 6, 2008

    Build Me a Bullpen...

    Lately I've seen a lot of people forecasting the '08 Yankee bullpen and generally, I disagree. It's impossible, and probably a waste of time, to try to do this. The Yankees used 22 different pitchers out of the bullpen last year, and will use at least that many this year. Anyway, here's my take:
    Mariano Rivera
    Kyle Farnsworth
    LaTroy Hawkins
    Joba Chamberlain
    Ross Ohlendorf
    Scott Patterson
    Heath Phillips

    There it is, feel free to chime in and tell me why I'm wrong.

    Wednesday, March 5, 2008

    Spring Recap #4

    The Yankees lost to the Twins today, 7-5 at Legends/Steinbrenner Field. I was able to watch the 8th and 9th innings on ESPN. Here are some highlights.
    Shelley Duncan hit a bomb in the bottom of the ninth. It really looks like he'll make the team. Derek Jeter was 2-2 with a walk. Robbie Cano was 3-3 with a double. Johnny Damon was 1-3 with a stolen base.
    IPK threw two innings, giving up a solo homer to Delmon Young. Heath Phillips followed with a 1-2-3 inning striking out one. Joba proved he was human, giving up a two-run homer to the mighty Garret Jones. He struck out one and walked one. Jon Albaladejo pitched one and two-thirds innings, giving up a run on 4 hits, striking out two and walking none. I was able to watch Edwar Ramirez pitch, and he was awful. He didn't locate well, and his change didn't seem to move as much as last year. He gave up three earned runs on two hits and a walk. Chris Britton faced two batters, getting them both out. Ross Ohlendorf was pretty nasty. He hit 95 on the gun, with movement. he gave up one hit, but it was weakly hit, and Chris Woodward was out of position. Both of his outs were strikeouts.

    One of the announcers, don't know who, said the Yankees won't make the playoffs because they don't have "that #1 starter." When will they learn?

    In more important news, Bobby Murcer is okay.

    Sunday, January 13, 2008

    More Joba Rules

    From NoMaas

    The Yankees envision Joba Chamberlain as a starter and they are eager to see what his blazing fastball and electric slider can do as part of their rotation. But the Bombers also are concerned about how many innings the 22-year-old will throw next season, so Chamberlain may start the year in the bullpen.

    "We're going to prepare him as a starter and we see him as a starter," Yankee GM Brian Cashman said yesterday. "But we have an innings limit that he won't exceed. How we manage the innings limit remains to be seen. The plan is to have him start, but there are a number of scenarios that we'll review." (Source)

    In addition to his innings cap, GM Brian Cashman has also stated that Joba cannot be fed after midnight, nor be exposed to water or sunlight.