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Should the Yankees Be Trusting Joba Chamberlain in Big Spots?

the playoffs, Joe Girardi has turned to Joba Chamberlain in high-leverage situations. My question is, why? I haven't seen Chamberlain do anything to warrant trusting him in a big spot.

Chamberlain has been inconsistent all season and there is no doubt that David Robertson is a better option out of the bullpen at this point. Now, I'm not trying to knock Joba; I am actually not as down on his season as most people are. He was only slightly below average for the season, which is just fine for a back-end starting pitcher.

I understand that Joba was an extremely dominant reliever in 2007 and 2008, but he is a different pitcher in 2009. Last year, Joba was also an excellent starter. This year, not so much.

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