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December 13, 2013

Transaction Analysis

Inspecting Morse

by R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh, Mike Gianella and Craig Goldstein



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Reportedly agreed to sign RHP Joba Chamberlain to a one-year, $2.5 million contract. [12/12]

“On the mound, the future looks outstanding,” Kevin Goldstein wrote toward the end of the Yankees’ Top Ten list in January of 2007. “Their bounty of young pitching is the envy of baseball,” he added after the next November’s rankings, whose under-25 talent list Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain topped. A lot can change in six seasons; these days, the Yankees and young pitching are no longer mentioned in the same sentence, unless it’s to point out how little they have. With Hughes heading to the Twins and Chamberlain departing for Detroit, we can officially close the book on the two phenoms’ first 12 combined years of service time, and the results aren’t anything to envy: a total of 15.2 WARP. Cue the sad trombone sound.

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