Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 11/17/14
In April I decided, for various reasons, that this year should be Joba Chamberlain's last in pinstripes. Chamberlain's performance in Oakland last night only reinforced this belief. Until now, I have not addressed the obvious fact that Phil Hughes should tag along when Chamberlain leaves the Yankees. After last night, however, it is obvious that the two should hop a plane together and, when the season ends, get as far away from the Yankees as possible.Unfortunately, however, Hughes did nothing last night to make his post-Yankee destination clear. Issuing five walks will not help his cause one bit. Add this to his overall inconsistency and it will be very hard for Hughes to make a solid landing once he takes off on his free agent quest.On his radio show a few weeks ago, play-by-play announcer Michael Kay suggested that, should Hughes go on a winning streak, the Yankees should trade him. Kay was assuming the Yankees will not be signing Hughes before or after he enters free agency, so ...
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