I think Wallace Matthews is nuts. Where do you stand on the "debate"?Short, sweet, and to the point. We like that email, Jason.
Without further ado, here is the official New Stadium Insider policy on the future role of Joba Chamberlain:
Joba should be a starting pitcher until injuries prevent him from doing so. If he can stay healthy as a starting pitcher, he will contribute more in terms of runs prevented, and in turn, wins than he would as a reliever.
Everyone gets enamored by the 99 MPH fastball that Joba would provide as a closer, but at the end of the day, 6-7 innings of excellent pitching is way more valuable than 1 inning of electric, buzz-inducing relief pitching - no matter what the Wallace Matthews' of the world think.
Hopefully, we will never be dragged into that debate again!