I see far more possibilities where Joba goes to another team than where he returns to the Yankees. Could mark the end of a controversial career. Personally, I hope where ever he ends up its as a starter.
Being a starter is where the money is for most pitchers who have a choice. It’s hard to believe that he is less physically able than Pineda to endure the stress of being a starter. I won’t blame him for leaving.
Don’t let Joba leave and haunt you like so many of my Maple Leafs; I could make a list, but I don’t want to bore ya’! Against, how is Phil going?, he gets a bum rap for all that early eighties motown material, but the man was an amazing drummer ( degenerative disease has robbed his hands ) and carried over lead vocals tres fantastique after Gabriel left in ’75.
If Joba has a solid year I actually see it more likely he stays. You can’t let the whole bullpen walk and Mariano retire. Logan is a goner as he will be in demand and making money already. Joba, with the injuries, etc, should find it somewhat difficult to land a long deal for serious dough. I think it’s in the Yankees best interst to retain him if he stays healthy.
They might want to retain but the thing is does Joba want to stay. Of course none of us knows the answer but if you’re him and the organization fumbled your career since you came up what is the incentive to remaining with the team?
For some reason I can see Joba pitching for the Rockies. It’s close to Nebraska and a stint in the NL could boost his resume. Plus they might take a chance on him as a starter since their ballpark is so unfriendly to pitchers and so many of them avoid that place if they have a choice. If I’m Joba I take a 1-year deal as a starter and dominate the NL and try to stay healthy for a big payday. Next year Hughes will be making 12 million per year.
To me, for whatever reason Joba did not get what he needed from the Yanks in many ways. I want him in pinstripes forever. I believe he’s needed on the team. If he could be stretched out, I’d give him a shot at starting.
I love him. I think he still has amazing potential. Too bad that jerk Eiland didn’t bow at Joba’s throne the way he did Phil’ (nothings against Phil – everything against Eiland.) Maybe Joba would be starting right now.
He has the right to reach his promise, whatever that is. I want him to do it and do it in pinstripes.
He is, but he eats things I wouldn’t eat unless I was offered significant money (I should add that I have esophageal issues, so I would be risking some pain). So it’s a low bar, but he swallows live insects, and exotic meats, and some fairly strange stuff.
Looking at the possibility that Wallace Mathews isn’t passing on Yankee propaganda, maybe what his quote means is that the Yankees aren’t offering the players that Towers would accept for Upton, not that he doesn’t like any of their prospects.
Maybe the Yanks would rather hoard the top prospects to go cheapo with them in 2014 rather than trade them all away for a player who will have to be extended at a potentially high cost.
I can’t remember if we’re supposed to trust Wallace Mathews content or not, however.
Yeah, that’s why I think they should look to move Granderson for assets to trade, and if they aren’t going to sign Cano, or would sign him to an eight year or longer contract, they should trade him for young assets as well. But they won’t.
hey, i dont believe armstrong and i’d like to know how much he’s being paid for this interview, but i certainly find it interesting. i guesss i could be watching 2 1/2 men or southpark, or some documentary about airplane advances during WWI but i do find this interesting and i think the ratings will turn out pretty good.
I asked Wally and he said he had a source in the Yankee org that said the Yanks were on it…..but that clashes with other reports that say that his 4 teams this year are the Cubs, sox, Jays, and Mariners……so if that part is inaccurate then the rest likely is as well