We like Joba Chamberlain, and in fact if we had to pick a favorite Yankee we’d definitely select Chamberlain as just that. He reminds us of a young Roger Clemens in stature, stuff, and build. He of course seems at this point in his career to be a genuine human being, so that is a plus over Clemens.
Last night might have been the Saratoga of the Yankees season, as they opened up a 3-game series at Fenway Park against Josh Beckett with a 1-0 victory, allowing them to win their 7th game in a row. Chamberlain threw 7 innings, walking one, allowed only three hits and struck out seven. The game’s lone run was an RBI single by Jason Giambi, and of course was saved by Mariano Rivera in classic Yankee fasion. The win leaves the Yankees three games out of first place, behind the Tampa Bay Rays who are now 1 game in front of the Red Sox.
Oh and another thing. The Yankees traded for Xavier Nady (and Damaso Marte). Now, did they really need Xavier Nady? I mean they don’t have a place for all these guys. Where are they gonna stick him? Obviously they’ll play him because he’s hitting .330 but my goodness. It just seems like sometimes they just go out and get players because they don’t want other teams to have them.