Monday, February 25, 2008

Eiland Tells ESPN Radio Joba is Slated to Start in the Rotation

From's Game On blog:

Will Joba Chamberlain begin the season as the starter or in the bullpen?

That question has been asked repeatedly throughout the offseason, and there has yet to be definitive answer ... until now.

Although you won't read it any newspaper, Yankees pitching coach David Eiland said during an interview on ESPN Radio's Baseball Tonight that Chamberlain is slated to begin the season in New York's starting rotation.

I hope this turns out to be true, this is what I've felt the Yankees should be doing with Joba all along.


Kyle Litke said...

I can't find the interview on that page, but that's interesting to me. I'd love to hear the exact words he used because I know he's been saying for awhile that Joba would begin spring training as a starter, but as recently as a couple days ago Cashman was still saying nothing was decided for the season, and in fact seemed to hint that the bullpen to start was likely.

Greg Cohen said...

To be honest with you, I couldn't find the interview either. But I highly doubt MSG would make it up, if they did, then shame on them.

I'd love to know what was said too.