Yankees would consider trading Joba, but probably only in package for viable starter. for now he’s in yankees pen.
With Rafael Soriano in the mix Joba Chamberlain has no role. He’s not the setup man and at this point David Robertson and Pedro Feliciano are probably the 7th inning guys. Joba is pretty much a mop-up guy and won’t even have that role if Mark Prior can stay healthy.
So the Yankees, who are short two starters, should be moving Joba to the rotation. The problem is that they seem to have no interest in doing that. So it makes sense that they would be willing to listen to offers on him.
Right now there doesn’t seem to be many suitors, but maybe that will change with the addition of Soriano. Believe it or not, Joba’s experience in both the rotation and the bullpen may make him more attractive to teams as they would have the option of being able to use him either way.
The biggest problem though is that his stock is probably at an all-time low right now. In 2008 he was considered one of the best prospects in baseball and the Yankees could have gotten a lot for him back then. Today it is a bit different and the only teams that are going to be interested in him are ones that think that he can turn it around. It’s pretty unlikely though that they’ll offer a lot even if they do believe his best days are in front of him.