• Ten CC

    Posted by on September 27th, 2009 · Comments (8)

    With his win yesterday, CC Sabathia became just the tenth left-handed pitcher in Yankees history to win 19+ games in a season. Here are the others:

                       From  To   Ages Seasons Link to Individual Seasons
    +-----------------+----+----+-----+-------+------------------------------+
     Lefty Gomez       1931 1937 22-28       4 Ind. Seasons                   
     Herb Pennock      1923 1927 29-33       4 Ind. Seasons                   
     Andy Pettitte     1996 2003 24-31       3 Ind. Seasons                   
     Ron Guidry        1978 1985 27-34       3 Ind. Seasons                   
     Whitey Ford       1956 1963 27-34       3 Ind. Seasons                   
     Tommy John        1979 1980 36-37       2 Ind. Seasons                   
     C.C. Sabathia     2009 2009 28-28       1 Ind. Seasons                   
     David Wells       2002 2002 39-39       1 Ind. Seasons                   
     Fritz Peterson    1970 1970 28-28       1 Ind. Seasons                   
     Ed Lopat          1951 1951 33-33       1 Ind. Seasons                   
    
    Seasons/Careers found: 10.

    It would be great to see Sabathia get one more win this year – and join the 20-win club.

    Comments on Ten CC

    1. YankCrank
      September 27th, 2009 | 11:19 am

      Is there really any doubt that, to this point, CC has been worth every dollar we’ve paid him?

      Remember, his salary is only $14 million this year too. According to Fangraphs his production has equated to a value of over $27 million…good deal thus far, right?

    2. Corey
      September 27th, 2009 | 11:22 am

      YankCrank wrote:

      Remember, his salary is only $14 million this year too

      let’s not go there, as CC was given a $9 million signing bonus to keep his salary even throughout the duration. This was done just so the payroll didn’t appear to be even higher.

    3. YankCrank
      September 27th, 2009 | 11:24 am

      Corey wrote:

      let’s not go there, as CC was given a $9 million signing bonus to keep his salary even throughout the duration. This was done just so the payroll didn’t appear to be even higher.

      Good point.

    4. Corey
      September 27th, 2009 | 11:33 am

      I do agree with you that CC has been worth every penny…can you guys imagine what this year would have been like had Wang been Wang and chipped in 19 wins himself?

    5. MJ
      September 27th, 2009 | 12:29 pm

      Corey wrote:

      can you guys imagine what this year would have been like had Wang been Wang and chipped in 19 wins himself?

      Seriously. Wang is a forgotten man around these parts but losing him was definitely a big blow. A Sabathia-Wang-Burnett-Pettitte playoff rotation would’ve been pretty sweet and if we’d had Wang all year, the whole #62 thing would’ve played out differently. He could’ve been sent down to AAA to figure himself out while a pu-pu platter of Gaudin/Mitre took his starts.

    6. MJ
      September 27th, 2009 | 12:30 pm

      YankCrank wrote:

      Is there really any doubt that, to this point, CC has been worth every dollar we’ve paid him?

      It’s a no brainer. He’s done a great job for us all year and I look forward to many more years with him. Good pitcher, good guy, great for our team.

      Certainly beats having traded Hughes + a whole lot of other stuff for Johan last year…

    7. Corey
      September 27th, 2009 | 1:52 pm

      MJ wrote:

      pu-pu platter of Gaudin/Mitre took his starts.

      LOL.

    8. clintfsu813
      September 27th, 2009 | 1:59 pm

      It would be great to see Sabathia get one more win this year – and join the 20-win club.

      Not to rub it in to those guys who have had to suffer through some poor performances from Joba and Mitre, but I’ll be there for CC’s next start in Tampa. I havent seen him pitch yet, so that alone has me stoked, but to hopefully see the big guy get win # 20 would be orgasmic. Seein Pettite Saturday too.

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