TAMPA, Fla. -- Back in 2007, Joba Chamberlain was a wunderkind. He could be the next Rocket or the next Rivera. All anyone seemed to know for sure was that he was going to be the next something.
But I think Joba is going to come out strong. He looks to be in very good shape -- and I know that is a very spring-training-like thing to say. But he is slimmed down and I think very well could have a big year.
If Mo does retire, I wouldn't count Joba out just yet as the Yankees' closer of the future.
ON DECK: Maybe today is the day for Mo's big announcement.
IN THE HOLE: The Yankees' clubhouse will open from 9:10 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. so look for some new stuff from Wallace Matthews and me shortly after.
QUESTION OF THE DAY: DO YOU THINK JOBA COULD BE THE CLOSER OF THE FUTURE?