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Blog Poll: Pick a No. 4 starter

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 21, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees Mariners BaseballJoba Chamberlain hasn’t won a game since Aug. 6 and now sports a 4.72 ERA. But Joe Girardi said on Sunday that Joba would be the No. 4 starter in the postseason.

What do you think?

Vote in the poll over on the right for your choice behind CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte. Phil Hughes is not listed as a choice because it would be impossible to stretch him out at this point.

Joba’s demise makes it almost certain the Yankees will take the longer division series — assuming they get a choice — so they can use only three starters. But a fourth starter would probably be needed in the ALCS unless the Yankees decide to use Sabathia on short rest.

A secondary question, perhaps, is whether Joba deserves to be on the roster for the division series.




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