• Cashman: Sabathia Not Great, But, He’s The Best We Got

    Posted by on February 8th, 2014 · Comments (4)

    Cashman sure has a lot to say about his pitchers lately. Not sure if the season ticket sales office is loving it? Via the Post:

    If CC Sabathia needs extra motivation heading into spring training for the Yankees, he might want to consider how the organization now views him.

    Speaking to The Post on Friday, general manager Brian Cashman said there are only a “handful” of pitchers in baseball who can be considered aces. Cashman was then asked if Sabathia still falls into that “ace” category.

    “CC is the leader of our staff, but obviously after last year I don’t know if you can consider him in that [Clayton] Kershaw category,” Cashman said. “But he is the leader of our staff.”

    Sabathia, who went 14-13 with a 4.78 ERA last year, spent the offseason building muscle — and has been visibly leaner in recent public appearances. But the lefty may have to prove he’s still the best pitcher in his rotation, never mind regaining a place among the game’s elite.

    Comments on Cashman: Sabathia Not Great, But, He’s The Best We Got

    1. Corey
      February 8th, 2014 | 11:17 am

      Somethin we’ve all been saying. You disagree?

    2. Greg H.
      February 8th, 2014 | 6:42 pm

      More pithy, cutting edge wisdom and insight from the NY Post.

      CC’s a good guy and a hell of a pitcher, if anyone stands a good chance of bouncing back from a down year, it’s CC.

    3. Evan3457
      February 9th, 2014 | 1:00 pm

      I would say that’s an accurate statement by Cashman. I think CC’s going to come back a long way this year. He might never be a 6-7 WAR pitcher again, but I can see a few more 3-4 WAR seasons for him.

    4. Mr. October
      February 9th, 2014 | 2:59 pm

      “Once a leader of a Brian Cashman pitching staff…” – an inscription on a plaque in Cooperstown any Hall of Fame pitcher would be proud of.

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