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Yankees flat-out releasing Joba?

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07:04 AM ET 07.12 | If the Phillies are willing to deal, the Yankees may be interested in corner infielder Michael Young. As for what the Phillies are looking for, their recent reports on Joba Chamberlain aren't good. They have questions about what is perceived as the reliever's immaturity. How far has Chamberlain's stock fallen? One team that had an interest two weeks ago isn't going to make an offer for him because there is a belief the Yankees eventually will release Chamberlain, who will be a free agent following the season. The Yankees are going to need a spot when David Phelps returns from the disabled list following the All-Star break.

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July 12, 2013  07:33 AM ET

Keeping the buffet stocked is costing too much.

July 12, 2013  08:47 AM ET

The headline has one to many L's in the work Flat.....

July 12, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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The headline has one to many L's in the work Flat.....

Good one Lou.

July 12, 2013  08:56 AM ET

Of course - I should talk - I'm corpulent too!

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July 12, 2013  10:25 AM ET

How can they think of releasing an undefeated pitcher?

July 12, 2013  11:59 AM ET

Yanks would have to give up a lot more than Joba for Young ...

July 12, 2013  12:40 PM ET
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Yanks would have to give up a lot more than Joba for Young ...

Why? Because an aging corner infielder with 6 HRs and 27 RBIs is a rare commodity these days? Young isn't the player he was for the Rangers 8 years ago... the Phillies are not going to have much of a use for him next year, either. Getting a still young arm that can bring it in the mid-90s is still worth what Young provides at this stage in his career. It would be good for Young to return to the AL (pitcher familiarity) and the friendly confines of Yankee Stadium, too... extend his career.

July 12, 2013  02:13 PM ET
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Why? Because an aging corner infielder with 6 HRs and 27 RBIs is a rare commodity these days? Young isn't the player he was for the Rangers 8 years ago... the Phillies are not going to have much of a use for him next year, either. Getting a still young arm that can bring it in the mid-90s is still worth what Young provides at this stage in his career. It would be good for Young to return to the AL (pitcher familiarity) and the friendly confines of Yankee Stadium, too... extend his career.

You could add the friendly confines of every AL East ball park. He would play 72% of his games in little league size parks.

July 12, 2013  02:53 PM ET

Joba is MLB's Jamarcus Russell.

July 12, 2013  03:28 PM ET
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Joba is MLB's Jamarcus Russell.

No one in the history of professional sports has made so much money yet done so little to earn it as Jamarcus has.

 
July 12, 2013  06:26 PM ET

Joba's first year he was incredible. He was literally unhittable (unless bugs were flying around his head.) Then the Yanks tried to make him a starter. Then Joba started acting like...well...Joba. Now he is useless. If the Yanks can't find anyone foolish enough to take him, they will release him.

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