Hank Steinbrenner: Joba Chamberlain Will Start in 2009

Dan BentonCorrespondent IOctober 17, 2008

Hank Steinbrenner is talking again, but this time he's actually saying something worth listening to.

Following their first offseason meeting in Tampa, the Yankees decided it was time to put the Joba Chamberlain debate to rest.

Although he has been an absolutely dominant force coming out of the bullpen, New York has come to the conclusion that the flame-throwing righty is much more valuable to the team when he starts every fifth game.

"The plan, as of right now, is Chamberlain is going to be a starter," the Yankees co-chairman said. "Everybody's pretty much in agreement with that."


While the door shouldn't be completely closed on this debate...

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