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Did the New York Yankees’ “Joba Rules” Ruin Joba Chamberlain?

Joba bravado has been replaced by inconsistent relief pitching.

It’s clear the New York Yankees' constant juggling of roles, responsibilities, and pitch counts have messed with Joba Chamberlain’s head.

Today’s Joba isn’t the same Joba who, at the age of 21, made his MLB debut in 2007 throwing fire out of the Yankee bullpen.

Joba set the American League on its ear that year, with a 2-0 record and a 0.38 ERA in 19 appearances. If not for a swarm of midges in Cleveland, he would have been a playoff hero as well.

The Yankees instituted the ill-famed "Joba Rules" that year and made Chamberlain a starter in 2008. And his career has gone in reverse ever since.

Chamberlain failed to win a starting ...

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