We now know that the Yankees plan to make Joba a starter next year. A clear sign the Yankee brass wants to send a message to Jorge Posada. Posada, as you will recall, stated in an interview with Michael Kay that he believed Joba should be a reliever and that his body type would not allow him to get through a full year of starting without injury. The Yankees disagree and have stated so in no uncertain terms. This is a clear smack in the face and Posada, who wants to fight Joe Girardi, and Pedro Martinez, and people generally, has suggested over satellite video phone that he will ask for a trade to the Mets. I can't confirm how true this is, on account of I just made it up, but it seems true enough.
Will Joba made all 35 starts? Will he get hurt and miss a significant part of the season, then rehab in the minors, then relieve again? What do you think?