Rumor: Joba could be sent down

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

16 thoughts on “Rumor: Joba could be sent down

  1. Agreed, but pitching in the MINORS might be better for everyone involved. He's hurting the team up here, so he would get sporadic work at best which would just exacerbate the problem. The minors would allow him to pitch regularly and really focus on working out the kinks. Call me naive, but I don't think he'd take it personally and if anything, he would work hard to make it back.

  2. Up with the big club, he should be working out the kinks with Rothschild…that would be more beneficial, in my mind, then just throwing in the minors……….

  3. Here's my question. When Joba was doing his rehab work in the minors, we were getting reports he was hitting 97 on the radar gun and dominating hitters (albeit, minor league ones). He hits the majors, and his velocity is down, he's stuggling with his location, and he can't get hitters out consistently. So, what's going on here? Were those glowing reports incorrect? Just wondering.

  4. The argument could be made that the biggest mistake the Yankees made in the past 6 years was making Joba a reliever and then screwing around with his innings before moving him in and out of the rotation.

    I've felt bad for him because of it, and this is the cautionary tale for how not to handle a young pitcher. DET at least had some logic with Porcello, and the same with CWS and Sale this year – skipping a start or two, extended breaks around the ASG.