THIS IS WHAT MIKE JUST SAID ABOUT JOBA CHAMBERLAIN...
"All of the sudden i don't hear everyone yelling about how great the Yankee bullpen is. A couple of weeks ago that's all i heard was how great the Yankee bullpen is. Now i don't hear that anymore.
Now Joba is hurt. Part of being a starting pitcher is what, durability? Anyone bring that into the dance. Durability is part of it too. Some people are not durable enough to be a starting pitcher."
TO ME, THESE ARE THE COMMENTS THAT MAKE MIKE UNBEARABLE. Basically his point here is that Joba is hurt which proves that they were wrong to make him a starter. You actually have to be durable to be a reliever as well and Joba, if you remember Mike was a starter throughout his entire career up until last year. Mike is clearly unhappy that the Joba to the starting rotation decision worked and so he is not only going to cry about it but use this injury as a chance to prove that he was right all along.
Francesca is brilliant in that he doesn't allow his own contradictions and a simple thing like THE FACTS ever get in his way. And why should he..
HE SLEEPS 100 Yards away from some of the finest horses in Saratoga, who are trained to win Triple Crown races. So don't think for a second that we are going to call in, wave some facts and make him nervous.
And Now, A Note From Brian Powell
7 years ago