Watch the video of Francesca's rant. It is absurd.
Mike Francesca is an Idiot
An absolute and total idiot. On his half radio show/ TV show, Francesca absolutely blew up on an person who called in defending Joba's role as a starting pitcher. Francesca went on to totally ignore every word that came out of this person's mouth, ignoring stats, and ignoring the fact that Joba Chamberlain is a 23 year old STARTING PITCHER, who has the potential to be one of the best pitchers in the majors. If he can't have the patience to allow Joba to develop as a starter and not realize the talent he possesses, then he shouldn't even be working for YES. Joba has a 3.25 ERA in 21 starts for his career. As PeteAbe pointed out, CC has a 3.65 as a starter... People need to realize that with a little development, Joba will be a fantastic pitcher. As RAB said, this is a "short-sighted view that Joba Chamberlain belongs in the sacred, more-important-than-any-other-inning, 8th." As PeteAbe said, "starting pitching is the key to winning baseball, period.",People need to stop suggesting the stupidity that is putting Joba in the bullpen...