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Bless You Boys Feb 25, 2015

Joba Chamberlain's slider shows he fatigued late in 2014 season

Both Chamberlain's slider and curveball were not as sharp in the second half, resulting in some poor numbers down the stretch. On Tuesday morning, general manager Dave Dombrowski announced that the Tigers had re-signed free agent right-handed pitcher Joba Chamberlain to a one year, $1 million contract. In 2014, Chamberlain was the eighth inning man and Detroit's most consistent bullpen performer for half the season, but fell apart for the remainder of the year around the time of the All-Star break. Known for his beard of epic proportions and his tendency to throw lots of breaking balls,...
Bless You Boys Feb 25, 2015

What would it take for Joba Chamberlain to win the AL Cy Young award?

Terms of Joba Chamberlain's contract include an incentive for winning the AL Cy Young Award, but would that even be possible? Joba Chamberlain did an admirable job as the Tigers' setup man for most of the 2014 season. He allowed a 2.93 ERA and 2.87 FIP through his first 50 appearances of the year, accumulating 22 holds while blowing just two leads in save situations. He had a 3.07 strikeout-to-walk ratio and was holding opposing batters to a .631 OPS. However, he faltered down the stretch, allowing a 5.29 ERA and 3.96 FIP from appearance number 51 through the end of the regular season. His...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 24, 2015
5 ways signing of Joba Chamberlain has implications for Detroit Tigers bullpen

5 ways signing of Joba Chamberlain has implications for Detroit Tigers bullpen

With the signing of Chamberlain, there does not appear to be a spot open at all this spring for a right-handed reliever, unless the Tigers decide to go with six right-handers and one left-hander. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Joba Chamberlain is well liked in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse. It's very likely that all of his teammates were happy to see him Tuesday morning after he signed a deal with the Detroit Tigers. Well, maybe not all of them. Guys like Alex Wilson and Josh Zeid might not have been thrilled when he walked in the door. The signing of Chamberlain appears to...
Bless You Boys Feb 24, 2015

Joba Chamberlain re-signs with Tigers on one-year contract

Terms of the contract have not been released. This morning the Tigers added yet another arm to the pool of bullpen candidates, reportedly re-signing Joba Chamberlain to a one-year contract. Joba Chamberlain spotted in #Tigers’ camp. In agreement with club on one-year, major-league deal, pending physical, per source. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 24, 2015 Chamberlain was one of the Tigers' most effective relievers in 2014, which isn't saying much. His 1.0 rWAR was second only to Al Alburquerque, and his 63 innings pitched out of the bullpen led the team. He posted a...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 24, 2015

Report: Relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain back with Detroit Tigers on one-year deal

Chamberlain went 2-5 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.286 WHIP in 69 games for the Tigers last season. He pitched very well before the All-Star break but struggled in the second half. Joba Chamberlain is apparently back with the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers and Chamberlain have agreed to a one-year contract pending a physical, according to an early morning Tweet by Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports.com. Chamberlain went 2-5 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.286 WHIP in 69 games for the Tigers last season. He pitched very well before the All-Star break but struggled in the second...

Friedman: No urgency to replace Jansen

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said the team has not opened any new discussions -- either about trades or with free agents -- since the injury to closer Kenley Jansen. Of course, that doesn’t mean Friedman ruled out a move. The latest report links the Dodgers to Joba Chamberlain, who had a solid year for the Detroit Tigers last year and wouldn’t be as pricey as one of the former closers who are still unsigned, Rafael Soriano or Francisco Rodriguez.
Grand Rapids Press Feb 19, 2015
Report: Los Angeles Dodgers 'showing interest' in former Detroit Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain

Report: Los Angeles Dodgers 'showing interest' in former Detroit Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain

The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without their closer for at least two months. Could they be eying former Tigers setup man Joba Chamerlain as a possible replacement? DETROIT -- The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without their closer for at least two months. Could they be eying former Tigers setup man Joba Chamerlain as a possible replacement? One of only a few reliable right-handed relievers remaining on the free-agent market, Chamberlain is reportedly drawing interest from the Dodgers, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported early Thursday. The Dodgers are also...
CSN Washington Feb 17, 2015

Report: Marlins looking at former Yankees' top prospect

Still looking to fill out their roster with veteran talent, the Miami Marlins are reportedly interested in right-handed reliever Joba Chamberlain.
KFFL Feb 16, 2015

Marlins | Interested in Joba Chamberlain

Free-agent RP Joba Chamberlain (Tigers) is of interest to the Miami Marlins.
Bless You Boys Jan 30, 2015

Should the Tigers bring back Joba Chamberlain?

Joba Chamberlain was a valuable member of the Tigers' bullpen last season, but remains unsigned. Should the Tigers bring him back for an encore performance? When the Tigers signed Joba Chamberlan to a one-year contract for $2.5 million plus incentives, the former New York Yankees top prospect was hoping he could demonstrate that he had fully recovered from Tommy John surgery and would be able to sign a multi-year contract after the season. Chamberlain has had no success looking for a two year contract, however, and has rejected multiple offers from teams he did not want to join, according...
KFFL Jan 29, 2015

MLB | Joba Chamberlain turning jobs down

Free-agent RP Joba Chamberlain (Tigers) remains unsigned just weeks away from spring training, and he ...

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