So, I’m watching a bit of the Yankees game last night, and, man, was CC Sabathia looking fatter than ever. Maybe it was just the road uniform and the Oakland camera angle – because CC has never been “slim”? Or, maybe he has put on some more weight recently? Looking at him, I would estimate that he’s at least 90 pounds overweight – maybe more?
Now, you can’t argue with his results, can you? Since 2007, Sabathia has been one of the best starting pitchers in baseball – if not the best starter.
Yes, there’s Tim Lincecum, Roy Halladay, Adam Wainwright, Jon Lester, Johan Santana, Felix Hernandez, Dan Haren, Ubaldo Jimenez, Matt Cain and Cliff Lee who are out there – and have been successful as well over the last four years or so. But, I’m not sure if I would trade Sabathia for any of them, one up, today…because CC is that much of an “ace.”
But, CC is just 29-years old now – what’s going to happen when he’s on the other side of thirty and nearly 100 pounds overweight? Will his back and knees have an issue having to support all that fat? And, what if he develops diabetes being so fat? That usually comes with the territory of being that overweight.
And, what if Sabathia gains even more weight? It’s possible – because, clearly, he’s not watching his food intake now. The whole thing is scary stuff if you ask me.