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Phil Hughes or Joba Chamberlain: Should Yankees Send Their Sixth Starter to AAA?

primary line of thought is that the Yankees pitcher that loses the fifth starter battle will be used as the primary eighth inning pitcher.

This is likely to be the case, but is that the right decision? Could Joba Chamberlain or Phil Hughes use more development against Triple-A hitters?

With Hughes, I think the answer is an obvious no. He has a ton of minor league experience and has already dominated the Triple-A level. I don't think Hughes has anything to learn in the minors.

With Chamberlain, on the other hand, I'm not so sure. He had a very brief minor league career, racking up fewer than 90 innings in the minors over the course of his career and only throwing eight innings at Triple-A. 

Also, Chamberlain is not ...

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