August 27, 2007
I AM BECOME VISHNU, DESTROYER OF ARMS:
JOE'S BITTER AFTERTASTE (JOEL SHERMAN, August 26, 2007, NY Post)
THE Yankees have committed so thoroughly to young arms that even within the sweltering oven that is a pennant race, they have devised and are living by the restrictive Joba Rules.
They did this, in part, to protect Joba Chamberlain from Joe Torre's penchant for deploying favored relievers until their arms resemble overripe bananas.
At the point where you have to intervene to protect your pitching staff from their manager, he's outlived his usefulness. And a GM who hands the guy the best young arms in the organization isn't doing his job. Posted by Orrin Judd at August 27, 2007 7:06 AM