There's been so much angst about Joba Chamberlain this season (he's lost his fastball! Inconsistent! Mediocre! Attitude! He can't go deep! Phil is the new Joba!) it's easy to forget how young he is, and what a blue chip he remains. I've been stunned by how quickly the Yankee faithful has soured on him, as if his struggles are indicative of a permanent slide rather than the slow learning curve of a MLB starter. For all the hemming and hawing, he's now 6-2, 3.86 on the season, and in his last 2 starts he's gone 13 plus allowing just 5 hits and 2 runs, with 12 ks and 6 walks. Yeah, there's a lot of room for improvement, but it seems clear to me the "move" to the rotation has been a success, and Phil Hughes should follow, and the sooner the better.