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08:21 AM ET 07.05 | Though Joba Chamberlain's firing a ball from foul territory along the third-base line deep into the left-field seats Wednesday morning might not have been the smartest move, it did send a message. "Everything is feeling real good," said Chamberlain, who will throw a simulated game [Thursday] at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa. "The fastball command continues to get better. I have a better tempo and rhythm. The pitch that hasn't been good is my slider and we focused on that and it's better." Chamberlain, who had Tommy John surgery last summer and dislocated the right ankle in a trampoline accident in March, insists he will pitch in the big leagues this year but doesn't have an exact date.

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July 5, 2012  08:36 AM ET
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He looked pretty good last night..........Just take it easy Joba and come back healthy......

A lot of guys look good when they aren't facing competition but time will tell. Right now he's not in the Yankees plans so no need to rush him. Is this the last year he's under contract to the Yankees?

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July 5, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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He can be a free agent in 2014.........

So the media still has another year to write about if he should be a reliever or starter or who he'll be traded for.

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July 5, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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Yep.............I think the Yankees made a huge mistake in trying to make him a starter........He was lights out as a reliever.......

Up until the midges got him in Cleveland.

July 5, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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Yep.............I think the Yankees made a huge mistake in trying to make him a starter........He was lights out as a reliever.......

I guess they figured that relievers are easier to come by but a starter with a 100 MPH fast ball is special. It maybe could have worked if he was handled differenly, the other problem is even as a reliever he was inconsistant. Looked brilliant or down right lousy.

July 5, 2012  09:17 AM ET

Morning all.

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July 5, 2012  09:45 AM ET

FYI. Cat wanted me to tell all of you Thank You for keeping her in your thoughts.

July 5, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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Man, this sucks because it is so much fun to come here and shoot the breeze with all the folks here...when the site works. Since that's only about 25% of the time, I think I'm done here. Just too frustrating, and I feel stupid for supporting a site that is just not functional and is never fixed. There are a lot of clever posters here, I'll miss you...hell, maybe I'll be back in two weeks, but I just can't stand the lockups/spinnies anymore.

had enough eh?

July 5, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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Morning all.

morning clem, and all.

July 5, 2012  09:54 AM ET

Good morning all!

July 5, 2012  09:55 AM ET

Joba's busted up ankle did one thing good - it gave his elbow extra time to heal.

July 5, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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Good morning all!

Hey Moose.

July 5, 2012  09:58 AM ET

Let's get off page 1

July 5, 2012  09:58 AM ET

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July 5, 2012  09:58 AM ET

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