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.