Poll Result: Joba Most Likely To Be TradedPosted: March 28, 2011
According to the fans, out of Russell Martin, Joba Chamberlain, and Ivan Nova, Chamberlain is the most likely to be traded this season. This makes sense for two reasons. First of all, with the inability of the Yankees younger catchers to show that they were ready, it looks like Martin will be a Yankee for the entire season out of necessity. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but he could have been a good trading chip. Nova, who could have been another nice chip, had a fantastic spring and now as the number four starter, will probably be a Yankee for at least the rest of the year barring some type of crazy situation in which the Yanks have a chance at landing a great pitcher at the trade deadline.
The other reason Joba could be traded is that this could be his last year with value. At 25 years old, he is what he is for the most part and not much can change. The Twins have been quoted as saying they would like to add another arm to the back of their pen. It is also known that Minnesota has a surplus of starting pitching so maybe a deal with that structure can get done.
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