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08:43 AM ET 01.15 | The arrival of Rafael Soriano to the Yankees could lead to the departure of Joba Chamberlain. Just not yet, according to a source. When the Yankees agreed to a three-year deal with reliever Soriano on Thursday, it immediately cast doubt on the future of Chamberlain. He had been viewed as Mariano Rivera's successor after his memorable arrival in 2007. But three up-and-down seasons later, it is clear the Yankees have lost confidence in the 25-year-old former phenom. The Yankees did not believe he could handle being Rivera's primary setup man -- a role he failed in last year -- and they grabbed Soriano off the free agent market.

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January 15, 2011  08:44 AM ET

I can think of many teams that could use Joba much more effeciently than NY ever could....NY has f'd up this kid from day one....

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January 15, 2011  09:15 AM ET

Too much emphasis these days on pitch counts on younger pitchers....the whole "Joba Rules" mentality backfired on them. When somebody has the goods, let them use them

January 15, 2011  09:19 AM ET
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I hate to say it, but they did....He's still very young and you can't just toss him out the window as he does have a good arm.....but I think its time for ny and joba to part ways, it would benefit both parties.I did hear a rumor that they might consider stretching him out again, since there are two rotation spots open......but I don't think they would as he probably has more value in a trade as a reliever at this point

Give Joba a pork chop and ship him off to Kansas City.

January 15, 2011  09:29 AM ET

Hideki Irabu all over again, LOL LOL LOL!!!!!

January 15, 2011  09:33 AM ET
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Give Joba a pork chop and ship him off to Kansas City.

Now THEY know how to squander a pither...............

January 15, 2011  09:33 AM ET
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Now THEY know how to squander a pitcher*...............

There fixed it....

January 15, 2011  09:50 AM ET

New York press eating its own young. Gotta love it.

January 15, 2011  09:50 AM ET

Maybe Nolan Ryan can fix him. If the Rangers can get to the world series...anything is possible!

January 15, 2011  10:04 AM ET

His value to the Yankees went up the day they signed Soriano. It is innings six and seven they have to worry about. He may just prosper in that role.

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January 15, 2011  10:15 AM ET
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Its a good point, but a 25 year old, not in his prime yet with a good arm should have more of a future than a 6-7 inning guy......I would move him for the reason you gave as he still could be a closer if groomed properly,and even a starter if stretched out properly for some other teamProblem with ny is there is no time to develop, you either perform.or are shipped out.

True, but unless the starters show a lot more it looks like they are going to try the bullpen by committee plan to carry them through. May be the way to go with the personnel they have. It has worked for teams before. but you need a lot of young arms to do it.

January 15, 2011  10:47 AM ET

He certainly had his chance but did not totally perform and win the job. So OK he still has a job at the 6/7 inning spot. Now they have soriano. With the current starting rotation, excepting CC, that bridge to Rivera will start earlier in 2011. But still will need a decent 5th starter. A 175 innings, 4 era guy. Who would not be so expensive. Then a right handed OF with a decent stick would also be a nice add to the bench.

Of course there's always the king in Seattle. That's a horse of a different color. see ya joba et al.

January 15, 2011  10:58 AM ET

It's off to Melky Cabrera-land for Joba. The island of misfit, fat players. Kansas City.

January 15, 2011  11:08 AM ET
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True, but unless the starters show a lot more it looks like they are going to try the bullpen by committee plan to carry them through. May be the way to go with the personnel they have. It has worked for teams before. but you need a lot of young arms to do it.

I still say give him a pork chop and send him to Kansas City.

January 15, 2011  11:25 AM ET

joba, will be place it together with an other good set of players, to be trade for king hernandez on the near future!

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