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The F-word: Joba to 'pen ... forever?

The Yanks sound decisive about Joba Chamberlain. Just not in a feel-good way.

Updated: April 1, 2010, 11:56 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

It was just a 30-second answer embedded in a 20-minute radio interview that New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman gave this week in his never-ending attempt to wrangle the Joba Chamberlain debate into something smaller than a crisis, something less troubling than an organizational split. But the remark was also the most startling thing Cashman said about Chamberlain this spring. With Opening Day just ahead on Sunday, it didn't get nearly enough play in New York.

And it made ...

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