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If Phil Hughes Wins Job, Joba Rules Will Have Been for Nothing

style="text-align: justify;">Young arms seem more important today than ever and the Yankees have tried very hard to take care of their young arms, specifically Joba Chamberlain —I’m talking about the Joba Rules.

But have they all been for nothing? It was a question Bernadette Pasley poised on her blog Lady Batting recently:

"Joba Chamberlain was on an innings limit last year to preserve his young arm. This year, assuming he wins the 5th starter’s job, he’ll have no innings limit.

What if he doesn’t win the job?

I was all for the way they treated Joba last season. I had no problem with them having him pitch three innings here and four innings there. I wasn’t one of those people who kept ...

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