Heyman: Joba out of rotation derby

According to Sports Illustrated writer Jon Heyman, Joba Chamberlain is out of the running for the fifth and final spot in the Yankees rotation. About one hour ago, Heyman tweeted the following:

SI_JonHeyman: Joba is out of #yanks rotation derby. RT @JackCurryYES: No Joba-Hughes showdown Mon. Hughes will face Phils. Joba will work intrasquad game

Source: Twitter

Looking across the internet thus far Heyman is the only one making this statement. Based on the tweet, there’s really no reason to find this to be a fact. Perhaps he simply read the tweet wrong(as pointed out in the comments section).

Keeping in mind the performances of potential fifth starters this Spring Training, the debates can begin whether or not this is true. When more sources have stated whether this statement is true or false, I’ll believe it.

It’s certainly a bold statement if it’s false, at least for Yankees fans, but we’ve seen this from Heyman before. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated on the issue.

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6 Responses to Heyman: Joba out of rotation derby

  1. Greg F. says:

    It seems like he's just inferring that from what Jack Curry is reporting, no? I don't buy it for a second.

  2. Chris Barrows says:

    I agree with you 100%. If I hear otherwise, I'll certainly update this… There's nothing on the LoHud blog, which Chad would certainly report on if he knew about this.

  3. smurfy says:

    You guys turned out to be right about Heyman's scoop. Saw Joba's interview after yesterday's simulated game: boy, did he evidence a great attitude, ready to do whatever helps the team.

    Dude was very cool, and I say he'll find his command.

  4. Yeah, it's safe to say that Heyman is speaking prematurely here.

  5. Chris Barrows says:

    Unfortunately, this isn't the first time Heyman "mistweeted" per say. I've seen him do it a lot in the age of twitter where he mistakes a basic statement as something completely different.

  6. Ty says:

    I don't think either Hughes or Chamberlain ought to start. What baffles me is why the team with the most money finds it so hard to put together 5 quality starters + a few backups + a strong bullpen?