There has been a lot of talk about Joba Chamberlain and his innings limits for the upcoming season. Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors and Roto Authority asked 11 baseball writers for their opinions and here's what they had to say (hat tip to Zell's Pinstripe Blog):
Last season he threw threw 100.1 innings, and he pitched a career high 118.2 innings with Nebraska in 2005. I worry about his health, but he should still be able to throw 145-150 innings this year.
The average comes to 142.9 innings.
- Will Carroll, Baseball Prospectus: 175
- Peter Abraham, The Lohud Journal: 160
- Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports: 155
- Peter Gammons, ESPN: 145
- Joe Pawlikowski, River Ave. Blues: 142
- Jerry Crasnick, ESPN: 142
- Ken Davidoff, Newsday: 141.6
- Rick Wilton, Baseball Injury Report: 140
- Rob Neyer, ESPN: 137.6
- Keith Law, ESPN: 125
- Jon Heyman, SI: 109
What do you guys think, how many innings will Joba throw in 2009?