Yankees tired of Chamberlain?

Yankees tired of Chamberlain?
February 28, 2013, 9:30 am

Have the Yankees tired of having Joba Chamberlain around? That’s the opinion of the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, who gives it to the pitcher in his latest column, describing him as an immature spotlight-seeker.

“Chamberlain is often a 5-year-old, just one trapped inside a 95-mph-throwing body,” Sherman writes.

The columnist cites Chamberlain’s recent declaration that he could be a starter or a closer. “That is just Joba being Joba. Hey everyone, look here.”

When general manager Brian Cashman reacted to the pitcher’s comments by joking that maybe Chamberlain wanted to fill the Yankees’ open spot in center field, too, Sherman took that as a sign of “Joba Fatigue,” an indication that the club will keep him around this year but then let him walk via free agency.

“The Yankees, as an organization, are tired of all the theatrics and untrustworthiness that comes with Chamberlain,” he writes.

In his six years with the Yankees, mostly as a reliever, Chamberlain has turned in three seasons with an ERA under 3.00 and three with an ERA over 4.00. Last year, coming off his trampoline injury, he made 22 appearances, with a 4.35 ERA, yielding 26 hits in 20 2/3 innings.