Joba rank

According to the New York Post, the Braves are interested in acquiring oft-injured Joba Chamberlain. Why?

Once considered the team’s seventh-inning specialist, Chamberlain appears to have lost his spot. He’s been usurped by right-handers Preston Claiborne and Shawn Kelley.

“Somehow, we have to get him going,” manager Joe Girardi said. “To me, his stuff is too good not to help us. Right now, he’s making mistakes.”

Besides the on-field mistakes, Chamberlain has thrown a wrench into the team’s hopes to improve before July 31. To be sure, a reliever approaching free agency can only fetch so much in a trade. But Chamberlain has effectively extinguished all his value on the market.

And then there’s this.


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1 Comment on Joba rank

  1. Tokyokie // July 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm //

    Gack. I’d much prefer a second go-round with Mike Gonzalez than spending any time with Joba.

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