Could Joba Chamberlain be a fit for the Indians bullpen?

Last week, rumors circulated that the Indians were still interested in adding one more legitimate late-inning reliever to their bullpen. The options are winding down, so one particular name caught my eye over the weekend. ESPN’s Jim Bowden — yes, that same Jim Bowden who imploded during the trade deadline season — wrote an article on Friday about the best fits for the 10 remaining...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees:- Five Remaning Free Agents The Yankees Should Consider

Rafael Soriano #29 of the New York Yankees pitches in the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium on August 5, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit:- Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) With spring training less than two months away, this is typically the time when teams fill out the complimentary roles of their ball club. This year is a bit of...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2014: Extra Innings (0-3)

We would never have marched so far to be food… food… for an Oriole? So the Detroit Tigers will finish their season 72% of who they were to begin with: SP Scherzer SP VerlanderSP Price SP Porcello RP Sanchez RP Nathan RP ChamberlainRP Soria RP Alburquerque RP CokeRP Lobstein C Avila C Holaday 1B-DH Cabrera 2B KinslerSS Suarez 3B Castellanos IF RomineIF Perez IF-OF KellyLF J. Martinez...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 free agent primer: relief pitchers

We end the free agent primer series with a look at possibly the most overpaid market in baseball today – relief pitchers. A top-tier reliever can make more money than a back-end starter, despite 70 innings a year being considered “a heavy workload”. This winter will be no exception, as there are some relievers out there that seem like they’re going to be getting a lot of...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: Jason Grilli edition

I know I may sound like a broken record since I am always talking about the Detroit Tigers signing relief pitchers in the offseason, but that is their biggest need. The Tigers had one of the worst bullpens in the game last season, even with big splash names like Joba Chamberlain and Joe Nathan signed to carry the load. Now while Chamberlain is a free agent, Nathan is not and reports...
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers lose, bullpen trolled by Orioles fan

The Tigers dropped game two of their ALDS match up against the Orioles 7-6 as the bullpen had another 8th inning meltdown leading Detroit to the brink of elimination as the series shifts back to the Motor City for game three Sunday. Friday’s loss however was a little harder to swallow as the Tigers quickly saw a 6-3 lead turn into a 7-6 hole thanks in part to Joba Chamberlain and...
Via The Majors Detroit
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit’s bullpen collapses again; Orioles lead series 2-0

To start off a four-game day of baseball, the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers played in Game Two of the ALDS, with the Orioles leading 1-0. On the mound: Wei-Yin Chen for Baltimore, and Justin Verlander for Detroit. Nick Markakis put Baltimore up 2-0 in the third inning with a two-run shot to right field. But, Detroit came right back to take a 5-2 lead by dropping a five...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.151: Tigers at Twins

Scherzer went from Marvelous Max to Maddening Max in the span of a few batters last night, and a rare BB BB start by Joba Chamberlain opened the door for those pesky Twins to tie the game, 6-6, in the bottom of the 8th. Phil Coke did okay, but the savior last night was Kyle Ryan, who came in and immediately induced an inning ending double play. Three pitches and two bombs later,...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Dombrowski is playing bullpen roulette

Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has been tremendous in his time at the helm of this storied franchise. He’s pulled countless trades to help shape a perennial playoff contender all the while dumping ‘can’t miss’ prospects that have by and large…well, missed. Sometimes the world of sports has a cruel way of preventing teams that seemed to have it all from winning the ultimate...
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Miguel Cabrera does the Ice Bucket Challenge with the help of Joba Chamberlain

Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera took part in the ice bucket challenge Wednesday with the help of Nebraska’s very own Grizzly Adams Joba Chamberlain. Now although you can’t really understand what Miggy is saying at the beginning of the video other than possibly nominating some other gringos’ for the challenge, the reining AL MVP does give us a little dance at the end. Anyways...
Via The Majors Detroit
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge makes its way through Tigers' clubhouse

Joba Chamberlain, J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos have teamed up for some charitable work in the last couple days. Chamberlain got doused Wednesday night as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and he and Castellanos then were happy to dump a Gatorade cooler full of ice water over FOX Sports Detroit's Shannon Hogan later that evening. On Thursday, it was Martinez's turn to get...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba: Hitting Jeter was “The worst feeling ever”

Joba Chamberlain, former Yankee and now closer/set-up man for the Tigers, was thrilled to be able to step up to the mound at Yankee Stadium for the first time as a visitor this week. The second time wasn’t quite as fun. With two outs in the tenth inning, he threw a mid-90′s fastball inside with two outs in the tenth and struck a batter. It wouldn’t have been a big deal if...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain sticks tongue out at Derek Jeter, hits him (Video)

Joba Chamberlain playfully stuck his tongue out at his former teammate Derek Jeter during Tuesday night’s game between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees. In hindsight, Chamberlain probably wishes he didn’t do that. Why? Because now he looks bad. A couple of pitches after Chamberlain stuck his tongue out at Jeter, he ran a […]
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain Sticks Tongue Out at Jeter Before Plunking Him with Pitch

The cave-dwelling Joba Chamberlain returned to Yankee Stadium and proceeded to plunk Derek Jeter in the 10th inning of the Tigers 4-3 win on Tuesday night. The move, obviously not well received by the New York crowd, didn’t appear intentional despite an earlier Torii Hunter HBP. However, video shows the former Yankee sticking his tongue out like a bitter 5-year-old man child prior...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain sticks tongue out at Derek Jeter, then plunks him (video)

While the two things apparently were completely unrelated, an interesting confluence of incidents occurred during the 10th inning of Tuesday’s tilt between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees when former Bronx Bomber Joba Chamberlain had some fun with Derek Jeter when the reliever and the Captain exchanged pleasantries prior to an at-bat. After Jeter […] The post Joba Chamberlain...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Joba Chamberlain stick his tongue out at Derek Jeter ... before plunking him

Joba Chamberlain parted the hair and stuck his tongue at Derek Jeter last night.And then he nailed him.Your browser does not support iframes.The 2nd best going away gift Derek's received this last season of his.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joba sticks tongue out at Jeter during AB

Former New York Yankees teammates Joba Chamberlain and Derek Jeter faced off against each other during the 10th inning of Tuesday’s Tigers-Yankees game. Chamberlain, who told reporters before the game that he wanted to stick his tongue out at Jeter if the two face each other, really did it.  Unfortunately, the at-bat ended with Chamberlain drilling Jeter […] The post Joba...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Joba Chamberlain sticks tongue out at Jeter before hitting him

As weird as it may sound, the one thing Joba Chamberlain wanted to do when he faced former teammate Derek Jeter was stick his tongue out at him. No really, he told reporters he wanted to do so if they faced each other during this week’s series. They matched up on Tuesday night and as Jeter […]
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain on beard care

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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers' Chamberlain wants to face Jeter on return to Yankee Stadium

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain is returning to New York for a four-game series beginning Monday night with the Yankees who raised him. He's looking forward to many things, but one meeting in particular is occupying his thoughts. "I really, really hope I get a chance to face Derek," said Chamberlain, who was Derek Jeter's teammate from 2007 through 2013. "I want...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers offense sputters again in 2-1 loss

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- David Freese hit a tiebreaking homer off Joba Chamberlain in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 Sunday for their third straight victory. Erick Aybar scored from second base on Rick Porcello's poor pickoff throw in the fifth for the Angels, who improved the majors' second-best record to 63-41 in the finale of a 10-game...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain: great pitcher, not a great hitter

Joba Chamberlain had quite a day. After getting a well-deserved day off Tuesday following three straight appearances, Chamberlain came into the game a little early Wednesday. The Arizona Diamondbacks had runners at first and second with just one out in the seventh and the Tigers holding a 7-5 lead. Chamberlain came in to face Paul Goldschmidt, the Diamondbacks' best hitter. One pitch...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chamberlain's arm and beard fitting in with Tigers

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have gotten a good return on their short-term investment in right-hander Joba Chamberlain. "He's been the one piece that has been consistent all year," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. Chamberlain leads the American League in holds heading into Detroit's road trip this week against the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels. He pitched the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: 4 ideal bullpen targets

The rumor mill is already swirling around the Detroit Tigers and what they may do prior to the July 31st trade deadline. One thing is nearly certain – they will add at least one bullpen piece, maybe two. After all, do you see a 7-man pen that includes Pat McCoy, Blaine Hardy (who I actually really like), Chad Smith (intriguing), Phil Coke and Al Alburquerque powering the Tigers...
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chamberlain, Gordon share ride from Little League to major leagues

DETROIT -- Little League teammates dream of someday playing together in the major leagues. It's an aspiration that usually fades by the time they finish high school. But for Joba Chamberlain and Alex Gordon, the dream was realized. Chamberlain is one of the game's most dependable relievers for the Detroit Tigers, while Gordon is a Gold Glove left fielder for the Kansas City Royals...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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