Originally written April 09, 2013 on Lady At The Bat:
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After salvaging that final game in Detroit on Sunday (Thanks, CC) and winning big in Cleveland yesterday (Thanks, Robbie, Pronk, etc.) the Yankees have won two games in a row for the first time this season.Yesterday's win was in jeopardy of losing its blow-out status when Joba Chamberlain came in to close things out in the ninth inning. Joba almost imploded and Mariano Rivera had to get up and start warming.As I watched Joba walk that tightrope, one thing became very clear to me: The Yankees had better not re-sign him at the end of this season when he becomes eligible for free-agency. Folks, the time has come to cut ties with Joba Chamberlain. Yes, I will admit (finally) that the Yankees made a mistake when they instituted the Joba Rules and made him go from being a reliever to a starter and back to a reliever again. However, his poor performance over the years is just as much his fault as it is the team's. His weight, his questionable off-the-field activities and his atroci...
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