CC Sabathia may have lost a lot of weight, but he’s gained some pitching knowledge.
The Bombers have some legitimate issues. But at least CC might have eliminated one of them through controlled weight loss. Whether the velocity increases, that’s another story.
Masahiro Tanaka allowed two hits and struck out three over two scoreless innings in his first spring training game for the New York Yankees.
CC Sabathia got up from his chair in the corner of the New York Yankees’ spring training clubhouse and looked almost slim — at least for him.
CC Sabathia is the latest star athlete to sign with Jay-Z’s sports agency.
Any team hoping to land Tanaka will need to pay the $20 million posting fee plus a contract that could go beyond $100 million.
Masahiro Tanaka could command a total contract greater than $100 million and many teams are ready to meet the $20 million posting fee.
You may not recognize the new team, but you’ll probably recognize the result: just short of 90 wins, just short of the playoffs, way short of expectations.
The Yankees have reportedly re-signed starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal worth $16 million.
Though the Yankees fell well short of expectations this past season, the blame shouldn’t fall at Larry Rothschild’s feet. The Bombers appear to agree and are trying to bring him back.
“Right now I’m not thinking about it, and to be honest, I can’t think about it right now,” the 38-year-old said on Monday, according to the New York Post. “At this stage, I’m not really thinking about it.”
It’s been an extremely frustrating season for the 2007 AL Cy Young Award winner, one that ended a week early when he sustained a Grade 2 left hamstring strain.
The Yankees wasted several opportunities against the wild Matt Moore in a 7-0 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night that pushed them to the brink of missing out on the postseason for the second time in 19 years.
Haters have waited a decade for the day to come, when the money, the love, and the luck run dry on the Yankees. The rest have wrestled with the pristine precedent, whether this is finally 1965 redux.
The Yankees said Monday that Sabathia was hurt Friday in his last start, when they beat the San Francisco Giants. They said the left-hander has a Grade 2 strain and would need approximately eight weeks to recover.