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07:11 AM ET 07.30 | What a difference a few years makes. It seems a long, long time ago now. Joba Chamberlain was every bit as big as Matt Harvey. ... Instead, Chamberlain's career has dissolved to the point he is a mop-up man. And he may have played his final game at Yankee Stadium in pinstripes. With the Yankees in Los Angeles and the trade deadline on Wednesday, Chamberlain being dealt is the most likely move that Brian Cashman will make. They could trade Phil Hughes, but the Yankees still are keen on making him a qualifying offer. ... There is no draft booty at the end of Chamberlain rainbow. A guy who was discussed for aces like Roy Halladay and Johan Santana could be gone in the next 48 hours for next to nothing. "He may not even fetch pennies on the dollar," one baseball official said.

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July 30, 2013  08:49 AM ET

The Yankees have little of value to trade, little of value in the minor league pipeline, and a bleak future--UNLESS they revert back to George's habit of buying FA talent regardless of price.
And that hasn't worked too well for them in recent years!

July 30, 2013  10:08 AM ET

He's gone, either this week or at the end of the season. When he talked back to Mo earlier in the season, his fate was sealed.

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July 30, 2013  10:18 AM ET

Joba The Meathead.

July 30, 2013  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Yankees have little of value to trade, little of value in the minor league pipeline, and a bleak future--UNLESS they revert back to George's habit of buying FA talent regardless of price. And that hasn't worked too well for them in recent years!

You could not name their top prospects without looking it up. FYI their minor league system has some very nice prospects, especially at the C position, a few OF and some nice arms. But carry on. George used FA to add to a well stocked home made team. some very astute trades.

Now go look up those lineups from 95-2001 and you will see. The bernie williams and jeters and riveras and sorianos and posadas and on and on. ah forget it, you have it set in your head.

July 30, 2013  10:28 AM ET

Just release him. make room.

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July 30, 2013  11:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Just release him. make room.

I prefer seeing him fail over and over again for the Yanks.

July 30, 2013  12:09 PM ET

Why even bother if he's just a mop-up guy? Do the Yanks need another low-grade utility player?

July 30, 2013  03:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

You could not name their top prospects without looking it up. FYI their minor league system has some very nice prospects, especially at the C position, a few OF and some nice arms. But carry on. George used FA to add to a well stocked home made team. some very astute trades.Now go look up those lineups from 95-2001 and you will see. The bernie williams and jeters and riveras and sorianos and posadas and on and on. ah forget it, you have it set in your head.

No, not set, just assimilating information from many sources.
Your take is interesting, but until I see some corroboration about the good quality of their minor league talent from other sources I'm not yet convinced they have a future without some expensive FA deals.
Any other takes on the ability of the Yankees' minor league talent to help the team in the next couple of years?

July 30, 2013  04:19 PM ET

Is this one of those New York things??? I didn't realize Joba was considered that good. Actually I didn't know much about him except the NY media and their pimps at ESPN.

July 30, 2013  06:04 PM ET

The guy never embraced the moment!

 
July 30, 2013  07:23 PM ET

Joba, never quite got into the program!

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