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Thursday May 30th 2024


Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes: It’s the New York Yankees’ Fault

Open Letter to the New York Yankees

A few short seasons ago, you had two young pitchers whose futures rivaled those of almost any young pitchers in recent memory. Today, their futures are tenuous at best. Sadly, there is little chance either will become the dominant force predicted.

The "Joba Rules" and "Hughes Rules" that you instituted in futile attempts to protect both pitchers from injury have backfired. Part of the problem is that both Chamberlain and Hughes didn't know if they were starting pitchers or members of the bullpen.

Young pitchers must be given time to develop. You never gave either the proper chances to do that.

Joba Chamberlain was once considered talented enough to become the ace of your staff, but upon your instructions, ...

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