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Chamberlain Hoping to Make Squad and Erase Images of “Bug Game”

Ask the average baseball fan in Cleveland what they know or remember best about veteran reliever Joba Chamberlain and the answer will be essentially the same. Tribe fans remember the burly right-hander for what has become known as “the bug game”, or Game 2 of the 2007 American League Division Series. On a night at Progressive Field in which it seemed the hated New York Yankees...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Reviewing Creed, as seen in a Philly theater: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound. You wanna talk Browns? No? Good. How about that Cavs stinker last night? No? Good. The Cavs will be better, but it’s still a dark time for Cleveland sports — even with the earth-shaking news of the Tribe signing Joba Chamberlain to a minor league deal. In that case, what say we talk about the latest entry in the Rocky universe, Creed? WFNY...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians Sign Joba Chamberlain to Minor League Deal

The Cleveland Indians have announced that they have signed relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. The Indians will be Joba’s fifth organization since making his debut with the New York Yankees back in 2007. He also played in the major leagues for the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians sign Joba Chamberlain to a minor league deal

The Cleveland Indians announced they have signed reliever Joba Chamberlain to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona on Tuesday. Chamberlain spent the 2015 season struggling for two different AL Central teams in the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals. He ended with a semi-respectable 4.09 ERA (5.54 FIP) in 22 IP over 30 appearances for the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Tiger Joba Chamberlain takes subtle shot at fans who booed him

Now a member of the first-place Royals, Joba Chamberlain has moved on from his tenure in Detroit ... or has he? The ex-Tiger returned to Comerica Park over the weekend for the first time since being designated for assignment two months ago. The veteran reliever talked about the demise of his former team and took a shot at the fans who often booed him. "You just see the talent that...
Via Fox Sports
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals promote Joba Chamberlain, Louis Coleman from Omaha

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals have purchased the contracts of right-handed relievers Joba Chamberlain and Louis Coleman from Triple A Omaha on Monday. Chamberlain, who is 25-21 with seven saves in 359 big-league appearances with the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers, was 1-0 with a 6.43 ERA with the Storm Chasers, but allowed one earned run and seven hits in seven...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals promote Joba Chamberlain, Louis Coleman from Omaha

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals have purchased the contracts of right-handed relievers Joba Chamberlain and Louis Coleman from Triple A Omaha on Monday. Chamberlain, who is 25-21 with seven saves in 359 big-league appearances with the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers, was 1-0 with a 6.43 ERA with the Storm Chasers, but allowed one earned run and seven hits in seven...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals promote Joba Chamberlain from Triple-A

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have purchased the contracts of right-handed relievers Joba Chamberlain and Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha on Monday. Chamberlain, who is 25-21 with seven saves in 359 big league appearances with the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers, was 1-0 with a 6.43 ERA with the Storm Chasers, but allowed one earned run and seven hits in seven...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Tiger Joba Chamberlain signs minor-league deal with new team

Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Joba Chamberlain has found a new home. The right-handed reliever, who was released by the Tigers back on July 10, signed a minor-league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday. In 30 games this season, Chamberlain was 0-2 with 15 strikeouts and a 4.09 ERA in 22 innings for the Tigers. Chamberlain, 29, went 2-5 with a 3.57 ERA last year. The Tigers signed...
Via Fox Sports
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tigers DFA reliever Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny

Apparently the Tigers DO have a line that can’t be crossed when it comes to relievers costing them games. Friday, Detroit designated for assignment right-handed pitcher Joba Chamberlain clearing some space on the 40-man roster. It’s been a struggle for the veteran Chamberlain who has just 15 K’s in 22 innings of relief including a 4.09 ERA and 1.68 WHIP. Adding insult to injury...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers' Joba Chamberlain after poor performance: 'I'd boo myself too'

Joba Chamberlain had a rough day at the office on Wednesday and his critics sure let him have it. The Tigers reliever was booed off the mound after giving up three home runs in a span of four batters in the eighth inning of the Tigers' 9-3 loss to the Tigers. Chamberlain, however, wasn't upset with the fans' reaction, he felt he deserved it. "I'd boo myself, too," Chamberlain told...
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Joba Chamberlain gave fan the jacket off his back

MLB.com The day before Joba Chamberlain made a hero out of Angels infielder Johnny Giavotella by giving up a game-winning single, e made a hero out of himself by giving a young Tigers fan the jacket off his back. Taylor Mathews, a seven-year old Tigers fan, were at Angels Stadium Saturday for in time for batting practice.  Chamberlain was warming up in the outfield when he noticed...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Dave Dombrowski, Brad Ausmus Keep Setting Tigers’ Bullpen up to Fail

The Tigers led by three, with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, when things unraveled Wednesday night. Joba Chamberlain gave up a single, then another (a line shot Nick Castellanos said he should have caught), followed by a game-tying home run. Inexplicably, Chamberlain stayed out for three more batters. All three singled, driving home the go-ahead run in what became a 7-6 Detroit...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Notes: Chamberlain throws first bullpen; Mantiply on Tigers' radar

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Joba Chamberlain threw his first bullpen of the spring with the Tigers and according to him, "everything's good." Chamberlain said he threw 28-30 pitches and was happy with it. "I threw everything, everything feels really good and obviously it was nice being able to throw to John (Murrian), our bullpen catcher, he saw me all last year so he could kind of get a feel...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Notes: Chamberlain throws first bullpen; Mantiply on Tigers' radar

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Joba Chamberlain threw his first bullpen of the spring with the Tigers and according to him, "everything's good." Chamberlain said he threw 28-30 pitches and was happy with it. "I threw everything, everything feels really good and obviously it was nice being able to throw to John (Murrian), our bullpen catcher, he saw me all last year so he could kind of get a feel...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Tigers bring back Joba Chamberlain

The Detroit Tigers brought in a familiar face, which can be hard to recognize if you look back to his days with the New York Yankees, hence the big beard he has. According to reports, the Detroit Tigers signed Joba Chamberlain to a one-year contract worth $1 million, a year after signing him to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million. At first, a little hesitation crossed my mind when...
Via isportsweb.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Re-Signing Joba Reeks Of Desperation

Joba Chamberlain   The Detroit Tigers added another arm to the bullpen mix today by re-signing Joba Chamberlain to a 1-year, $1 million dollar deal, plus incentives. Instead of inspiring joy in the hearts of Tigers fans, this move should inspire panic. The Tigers bullpen was bad in 2014 and likely won’t be much better in 2015. There have been several moves made to “improve”...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Sign Joba Chamberlain to One-Year Deal

On Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers, brought back a familiar face to their bullpen by signing Joba Chamberlain to a one-year Major League contract.  According to MLB.com, the contract  for the 29-year-old Chamberlain is reportedly worth $ 1 million, with an additional $ 500,000 in incentives. By bringing back the right-handed reliever, it will definitely add some depth to what has for...
Via Baseball Essential
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain Returns to Detroit

The Detroit Tigers have another familiar face returning to their bullpen this season. Joba Chamberlain has re-signed with the Tigers after spending the entire offseason on the free agent market. It was assumed that that 29-year-old just had no takers but according to Chamberlain, “I had a lot of other teams interested, but at the end of the day, we did what was best for my family...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers sign reliever Joba Chamberlain to a one-year deal

Tuesday morning the Tigers brought back 2014 setup man Joba Chamberlain on a one-year Major League deal for roughly $1M plus incentives. Joba Chamberlain spotted in #Tigers’ camp. In agreement with club on one-year, major-league deal, pending physical, per source. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 24, 2015 As far as the reasoning behind his return to the Tigers, aside...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain returns to Tigers on 1-year deal

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Detroit has signed Joba Chamberlain to a one-year contract, bringing the free agent reliever back to the Tigers after an up-and-down season as their setup man in 2014. Chamberlain went 2-5 with a 3.57 ERA last year, earning an eighth-inning role for Detroit. But the right-hander struggled down the stretch, posting a 4.97 ERA after the All-Star break and allowing...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Joba Chamberlain Can Help Again in 2015

It is no secret that the Detroit Tigers bullpen was the most glaring weakness of a team that was supposed to contend for a World Series. One of the few successes, however, was Joba Chamberlain. Chamberlain is not close to being one of the top relievers in baseball. He is good enough though that he would be able to help a team out, especially one looking to make a deep playoff run...
Via isportsweb.com
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 26, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
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
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