Without consulting with GM Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi first, this is what young Steinbrenner had to say, proving that the acorn doesn't fall too far from the tree:
“I want him as a starter and so does everyone else, including him, and that is what we are working toward and we need him there now,” Steinbrenner said Sunday by telephone. “There is no question about it, you don’t have a guy with a 100-mile-per-hour fastball and keep him as a setup guy. You just don’t do that. You have to be an idiot to do that.”
Like the old man, Hank is trying to undermine the authority of the GM and manager. While I agree that Chamberlain is worthy of being a starter, especially with the struggles of the Yankee SP's, this matter would be better served if it were done behind closed doors. Young Steinbrenner actually backtracked a little later this afternoon by saying how he would like to see Chamberlain start sometime in the future, but the damage has already been done.
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