I missed this yesterday, but it looks like Joba's return will involve setting up for Rivera. It's like 2007 all over again! The more things change...
This won't reignite the "starter-reliever" debate, will it?
Personally, I don't bring Joba back at all unless the Yanks win their next five in a row, while the Red Sox and Twins/White Sox struggle. If we're not within 3 with 25 to play, let the kid sit and fully recover.
"We've always thought of him as a starter," manager Joe Girardi said Friday. "That's how I still think of him.
"There's not a lot of time to build up, so we might have to be creative how we build him up. ... We're not exactly sure how we're going to do it."
I don't want creative gambles in September 6 games out of the wild card.