To Girardi’s credit, he has made it work for most of the season. The Cody Eppley, Clay Rapada, Boone Logan road show was given a cast of other characters like Chad Qualls and Cory Wade, etc. David Phelps was a big help too but he is now forced to make starts and has been missed. If you expose the Eppleys and Rapadas of the world, sooner or later they will get exposed as marginal pitching talents.
Then along came Joba Chamberlain. Joba was supposed to be a godsend. His big arm would ride into the corral and rescue the flagging bullpen. Reports out of the minors were that he was throwing gas and Yankee fans had visions of the 2007 Joba. It hasn’t happened. Chamberlain has had no confidence in his fastball and when he does throw it, the pitch gets whacked somewhere in a hurry. Joba has a 2.85 WHIP and has given up two homers, fifteen hits and four walks in his six-plus innings thus far.… Click here to read the rest