The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News

So who do you like to replace Joba?

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 05, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

At the very least, Joba Chamberlain will be out one game. At worst, it’s the rest of the season. So who can replace him in the rotation? Here’s a list of contenders in no particular order:

Darrell Rasner: Pros: He’s been starting, he’s basically on turn. Cons: They took him out of the rotation for a reason.

Ian Kennedy: Pros: He’s pitching well for Scranton. Cons: Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman can’t wait to dismiss him when you bring his name up.

Phil Hughes: Pros: Well, he’s Phil Hughes. Cons: He’s had two rehab starts and needs to extend his pitch count. He’s not ready yet.

Alfredo Aceves: Pros: Mexican League veteran has pitched well in minors since being signed. Cons: He has 21.2 innings of experience above AA.

Carl Pavano: Pros: Um, well … Cons: Teammates could walk out in protest.

Chase Wright: Pros: He has been pitched well this season for Trenton and Scranton. Cons: He got lit up like Times Square in the majors last season.

Kei Igawa: Pros: Unwanted, unloved, he has pitched well for Scranton. Cons: You just know he would talk the first two guys and give up a bomb.

Jarrod Washburn: Pros: He has been in a good groove and is a lefty. Cons: He’s a Seattle Mariner, so a trade has to be made.

Freddy Garcia: Pros: Throwing a bullpen today for scouts in Miami and is said to be close to ready to pitch. Cons: His own agent admits Garcia is not 100 percent recovered from shoulder surgery and will need rehab starts.

Eric Milton/Victor Zambrano: Pros: Once pitched in majors with varying degrees of success. Cons: They have yet to pitch in games this season as they recover from injuries.

Livan Hernandez: Pros, he eats a lot of innings. And hot dogs from the looks of it. Cons: He gives up a ton of hits. The Twins didn’t release him without reason.

Player magically acquired by trade: Pros: Well, sure, that would be great. Cons: The other 29 teams tend not to give their good starters away. Plus they know the Yankees are desperate.

Am I forgetting anybody?




Sponsored by:





    Read The LoHud Yankees Blog on the go by navigating to the blog on your smartphone or mobile device's browser. No apps or downloads are required.


Place an ad

Call (914) 694-3581