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Joba Chamberlain to the ‘Pen: Yankees Must Scrap Rotation Plans To Win Now

Published by on June 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The debate just won't end.

Two years ago, the New York Yankees started an experiment that would pay big dividends in helping them reach the postseason.

They decided that a pitcher who had spent most of the season in Double-A Trenton, and who had been a starter his whole career, could help the Yankees out of the bullpen, possibly as an eighth inning setup man to Mariano Rivera.

Joba Chamberlain had arrived in New York.

Chamberlain would not disappoint, quickly shining in the bullpen with a 98-mph fastball and a virtually unhittable slider. Games essentially turned into seven-inning affairs.

Chamberlain would come in during the eighth inning and overmatch almost every hitter he faced...

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