Friday, September 5, 2008

THE JOBA CHRONICLES

Well, big win for the Giants to start the season last night to discuss. Huge series on tap for the Mets to analyze. So where does Mike go in the second segment? You guessed it...His argument to move Joba back to the bullpen next year permanently:

"What do you do with Joba? If you're gonna make him a reliever, make him one. Don't start with the idea that Joba will start the season again as a reliever and then go back and become a starter. It's ridiculous. Make a decision. Give the guy his career now. Give him his role. I prefer him in the bullpen anyway and let him be there as the setup guy for one year and then replace Mariano in two years. And he'll become a great closer. I think that works fine. I think the Yankees will really have an incredible bullpen next year and one that you can build the season around, build a Championship around..."

4 comments:

TheNextBestThing1 said...

Yea the audacity of Mike to mention the Yanks before the Mets when he is doing a remote from Shea..Its a reason your doing a remote there..Talk about the team.

TheNextBestThing1 said...

What the hell is he doing? He is all over the place today..is transitioning is terrible today.

Loki said...

Nextbestthing, stop double posting. Show some respect for this uninteresting blog.

BREAKING NEWS: MIKE IS A YANKEE FAN. HE LIKES TALKING ABOUT THE YANKEES. WHAT THE FUCK ELSE IS NEW

I love gman <3

bigjf said...

Um, Mike? The Yankees have a role for Joba, and Joba is well aware of what it is. He is a STARTER! They're not moving him back to the bullpen next year because they can't decide what to do with him, they're doing it because they feel it will protect his young arm so he doesn't end up like Mark Prior.

I for one am not totally sold on the idea that this whole stretching out midseason thing is necessarily the right thing to do, but I understand it, especially when politics are involved. But that's for another time. The point is, there's no ambiguity here.

As important as closers and setup men may be, closers and relievers are typically failed starters, whether due to injury or because they just weren't that good over that many innings at once. Gossage, Rivera, Wood, Papelbon, Wagner...all were starters but either had injury issues or couldn't cut it in that role. Carmona is an exception that comes to mind.