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Yankees avoid arbitration with Joba Chamberlain

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 17, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees have avoided arbitration with Joba Chamberlain. According to a source, they’ve agreed to a one-year, $1.875-million deal.

 
 

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90 Responses to “Yankees avoid arbitration with Joba Chamberlain”

  1. Ys Guy January 17th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    is it jobber’s last yankees contract?

  2. Against All Odds January 17th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I hope it is

  3. Jerkface January 17th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    is it jobber’s last yankees contract?

    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.

  4. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    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.

  5. jacksquat January 17th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    “Too old or experienced?” Jeter said. “I’m pretty sure we’ll be competitive, and be right where we need to be.”

    Jeter says they can win. Trust in Jeter?

  6. austinmac January 17th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Anyone expect Jeter to say otherwise?

  7. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    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.

  8. Tar January 17th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    “Jeter says they can win. Trust in Jeter?”

    Actually he says “I’m pretty sure we’ll be competitive”.

    What he really means is that “despite” Hal being a major cheapo, you can’t count out the old wily veterans. :D And Yes I would agree with Jeter.

  9. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    You gotta’ believe

  10. Against All Odds January 17th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Jeter is not going to say they have no chance. But I can’t lie and say its good to hear him rally the troops.

  11. Phranchise January 17th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    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.

  12. jacksquat January 17th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Well at least it sounds like Jeter is on schedule and Arod’s cartilage damage was minimal.

  13. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Against, you never know, and anysways, we have to enjoy the process, no matter what!
    :)

    ( I can’t even recall what the playoffs felt like )

  14. Against All Odds January 17th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    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?

  15. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Against, the incentive is, you’re playing in the epicentre, the eye of the storm.

  16. FiretheUMPIRE January 17th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    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.

  17. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Jeter needs to form a group (surreptitiously, of course) that makes the Steins an offer for the team that they can’t refuse.

  18. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I’m presently working out my one year 12 million contract…

  19. Phranchise January 17th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Even if Joba wants to start he won’t be paid like one. And it will take more than one season to prove he can do it long term. Just think about where Rich Harden’s career has gone.

  20. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Rich Harden has received multiple chances to start. Joba hasn’t.

  21. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I wish Rich Harden was going to pitch for team Canada, I’m a tad nervous about the other options.

  22. Jerkface January 17th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Even if Joba wants to start he won’t be paid like one. And it will take more than one season to prove he can do it long term. Just think about where Rich Harden’s career has gone.

    At this rate Harden is going to outgross Joba on earnings by 2000%

  23. Jerkface January 17th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    All Joba needs is a 1 year deal where he starts and does well. That will open up the way to the big bux.

  24. DaSaint007 January 17th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Joba won’t likely get a starting offer in 2014. Not enough innings.

  25. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    I remember when Joba returned vs the Jays as a starter; they waited him out and then lit him up.

  26. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Joba wouldn’t be the first reliever who was converted into a starter.

  27. Jerkface January 17th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Joba won’t likely get a starting offer in 2014. Not enough innings.

    A team like STL won’t care about that.

  28. Against All Odds January 17th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Kansas City might take a chance on him.

  29. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    “I remember when Joba returned vs the Jays as a starter; they waited him out and then lit him up.”

    I remember when Ricky Romero used to be good.

  30. trisha - true pinstriped blue January 17th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    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.

    GO JOBA!!!

  31. DaSaint007 January 17th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    I’m actually looking forward to our bullpen this year: Mo, Robertson, Joba, Aardsma, Boonie, and maybe Montgomery makes it as the 2nd lefty. That’s not a bad pen.

  32. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Hey, Rich! :) Romero was good once, and if not again, I’ll throw in Cecil or something.

  33. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I wouldn’t mind if Joba came over here.

  34. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    jmills

    Seriously though, was he hurt; was it mechanical? What’s the word on the decline?

  35. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Saint-

    I hate to burst your bubble but MM is a righty.

    :(

  36. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Rich, not sure, I hope for the young guy, ( and for me ), he resumes.

  37. DaSaint007 January 17th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    MTU. Thanks. Don’t know why I thought he was a lefty. Maybe he can be converted? LOL. That’s it. I’m leaving the office. Going home. I’m tired.

  38. Shame Spencer January 17th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Guys, guys guys….. Lance Armstrong said he justified taking testosterone because he was missing a testicle. “‘Surely, I must be running low,’” he told himself.

    This. Is. Amazing.

    Tune into OWN right now lol, because I will spend most of tomorrow discussing Lance Armstrong’s testicle.

  39. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Yeah. Go home Saint.

    Get some rest.

    You’ll be in fighting form in the morning.

    ;)

  40. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I have two testicles and still can’t win the Tour de France. I suck.

  41. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Shame, I can’t watch that stuff!!!!!!

  42. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Rich-

    Much better off than a quepon, gelding, or a eunuch.

    Count your blessings. Be grateful for what you DO have.

    :)

  43. DaSaint007 January 17th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Thx MTU.

  44. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I had a red Miele racing bike once and was too stupid to race it down these country roads like ski shoots ( no kidding, I was pretty fast combined with reasonable endurance )

  45. Shame Spencer January 17th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    It’s amazing television.

    Oprah definitely isn’t soft balling him the way I expected.. she got all the answers she needed in the first 3 minutes and this thing is an hour and a half lol.

  46. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    MTU

    I do, every day…. :D

  47. Shame Spencer January 17th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Rich-

    Much better off than a quepon, gelding, or a eunuch.

    Count your blessings. Be grateful for what you DO have.

    :)

    ———————

    :lol:

  48. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    The racer, car or bike, are one. Its just a matter of how we want to tweak it.

  49. Ys Guy January 17th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    wasnt thurman missing one?

  50. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Does anyone but me like really wierd food shows like Andrew Zimmern on Travel channel ?

    I figure that guy will never make 50.

    But it’s fun to watch him eat stuff few Humans would have the courage, or stupidity to try.

    :)

  51. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I watch Anthony Bourdain.

  52. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I haven’t seen any of this, but who says they took performance drugs for the sake of a lost testicle?

  53. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    The wierdest thing I ever ate was a live termite.

    Tasted like a crunchy grain of rice with moving legs.

  54. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Ys, I don’t know, but, it doesn’t matter anyway.

  55. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Rich-

    He is more conventional.

  56. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    And yes I know food preferences are cultural, and based on conditoning as well.

    But some of things people eat still truly amazes me.

  57. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    MTU

    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.

  58. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    A lot of what Zimmern eats and actually seems to enjoy makes me want to barf just looking at it.

    I gotta say that guy has an extremely open mind.

    And a very strong stomach.

    :)

  59. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    MTU, try porridge at 6 a.m. It sucks ( combine it with prune juice ).

  60. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Rich-

    I’m with you.

    No thanks.

    I’ll stick to my spicy foods and conventional stuff.

  61. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    I will eat virtually anything that comes from the sea and anything that comes out of the ground, you know, within the bounds of convention.

  62. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    The spiciest thing I ate lately: sriracha shrimp. Ouch, but good. (I probably shouldn’t be eating it, but…)

  63. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I halfways expect something to crawl out of one his orifices while the show is on.

    The guy definitely has nerve.

    :)

  64. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Rich-

    Would you eat urchin or sea cucumber ?

  65. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I’m definitely a vegetarian tonight. ( Sorry household plants )

  66. Ys Guy January 17th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    oprah seems alot more hung up on the shame of what happened than exploring the facts.

  67. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    MTU

    I have eaten urchin. I’d have to see the sea cucumber.

  68. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    At least I think I have.

  69. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Anyway, I apologize for the digression but there isn’t much in the way of Yankee news.

  70. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I’m glad I’m not presently paying to watch that sh!te

  71. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    It’s either Lance Armstrong and his missing gonad, or Zimmern and his suicidal eating habits.

    Take your pick.

    :)

  72. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    MTU, sure there is, u just signed Oscar Gamble! :)

  73. Ys Guy January 17th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    ” jmills January 17th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I’m glad I’m not presently paying to watch that sh!te
    —————————————-
    oprah or the guy who eats weird sh#t?

  74. tomingeorgia January 17th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    MTU,
    I’ve been in a situation where anything I could catch or dig up looked good to me.

  75. blake January 17th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    @JeffPassan: More than anyone, Lance needs to apologize to Peter LaFleur for that righteously indignant speech in Dodgeball. How dare he.

  76. Nick in SF January 17th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    It sounds like Tar has identified the enemy. :shock:

    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.

  77. jmills January 17th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Ys, any of it. ( Hope this is a reasonable answer :) )

  78. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Tom-

    I definitely hear that.

    ;)

  79. Nick in SF January 17th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    MTU, props and apologies to you. I was quite sure and quite wrong about the Mariners not trading away Jaso.

    I did not consider the Jack Z factor, of course. Always a mistake not to consider the jack Z factor. Kudos to you.

  80. blake January 17th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    “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.”

    My guess is this is closer to the case

  81. Jerkface January 17th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I don’t think Wally is a guy with reputable sources. Too many other people have said the Yankees are not on J Uptons NT. Puts his stuff in doubt. The Yankees were on it last year, but he changed it.

  82. Shame Spencer January 17th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I think she’s doing a great job, Ys. My expectations were admittedly very low, but she got the facts she needed in the first two minutes and has been letting him trap himself for over an hour.

  83. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    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.

  84. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Tom-

    At least you had no choice as well.

    ;)

    Thanks Nick. Just dumb luck. Rosy really threw me off track.

    She was so persuasive.

    Next time I’ll trust my instincts more.

    :)

  85. pkyankfan69 January 17th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    I think I would take a pass on eating sea cucumbers:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svTq3rvQ1EA

  86. Ys Guy January 17th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    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.

  87. blake January 17th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    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

  88. MTU January 17th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    New thread —->

  89. blake January 17th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I didn’t even know I has the Oprah channel

  90. Rich in NJ January 17th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    She OWNs the world.


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