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Friday August 19th 2022


MLB Trade Rumors: Joba Chamberlain’s Non-Trade To the Diamondbacks

Haren is now an Angel. Rumor has it that the Diamondbacks would have traded him to the Yankees if they could have gotten (among other things) Joba Chamberlain. Arizona was reportedly willing to take Joba and his 5.95 ERA off the Yankees hands, and give him a fresh start in the desert.

But the Yankees said no. Why? 

Were they afraid the change of scenery would do him good, so much so that he'd make the Yankees look bad? Maybe they feel so much remorse for the Joba Rules that they feel they have an obligation to fix him. Or maybe they just think a better deal will come along later this week.

In any case, as I write this, Joba is still a Yankee. How much longer will he remain the eighth inning guy?

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