Sunday, January 31, 2010

Joba Will Be Early To Camp

Mike Puma reported today that Joba Chamberlain will show up in Tampa next week, much earlier than the rest of the pitchers and catchers. Yankee brass has told him to come into camp with the idea that he's going to be a starter.

As of now he is the clear favorite for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, behind CC, AJ, Pettitte, and Vazquez. Even though that's the case Joba isn't taking anything for granted.
"I'm going to go in and understand a lot of guys are fighting for that spot," Chamberlain said after an autograph signing in New Rochelle in conjunction with Steiner Sports. "Nothing is guaranteed."
Joba starting makes the most sense. Hughes would have an innings limit as a starter, which would create the same situation the Yankees had last year with Joba. Joba, on the other hand, won't have any limits on him this time around and can finally just go out every fifth day and pitch. One way or another, it's great to see Joba heading to camp early. He needs to be more prepared this season than he was last year and hopefully an early arrival will help.

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