If there was any way to illustrate the failure of the Yankees to develop their own players, it was the first the departure of Phil Hughes, and it is now the exodus of a once equally-hyped, Joba Chamberlain.

On Thursday, according to reports from reliable media outlets, the Tigers signed Chamberlain to a one-year contract. As reported by ESPN’s Buster Olney, the contract is for $2.5 million, plus performance bonuses.

Goodbye, Joba.

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