As a member of the MSM, you'd expect Joel Sherman to jump on the anti-Joba Rules bandwagon, but he surprisingly doesn't:
You might notice that teams all over the major league landscape are either curtailing or completely shutting down young pitchers because their innings have swelled too high. But, again, those are facts. And those are other teams. These are the Yankees and they are ruining Chamberlain. Right?
They're ruining him because he should be a reliever pitching less or a starter pitching more. Can't the Yankees see this? They are pitching him too much, except for when they are pitching him too little. Why can't the Yankees figure out how to use him just like you want him to be used, throwing seven innings as a starter on Monday and setting up Mariano Rivera on Tuesday?
And pesky facts make you realize Chamberlain is not a finished product. That and a conversation with, say, Dave Eiland. The Yankees pitching coach will fill your head with stuff you won't want to know, like that Chamberlain is only now fully appreciating the value of a usable pickoff move and learning how to make adjustments to faulty mechanics during a game.
It doesn't matter that the Yankees have invested time to research the history of pushing young arms too quickly, and reacted by putting policy in place to limit dramatic increases in innings.
I've gotten tired of constantly defending the Joba Rules, so this article should serve as a fair argument against those attacks (at least for a few days). I recommend reading the full article.