Here’s one slice on it:
What is wrong with C.C. Sabathia?
Jerry Crasnick: …I saw him pitch last week in the Robinson Cano game, and his stuff is just very fringy now. A scout at the game told me that his command almost needs to be perfect, or he’s gonna get whacked. CC is a real warhorse, but he’s thrown a lot of high-stress innings, and all that wear and tear has taken a toll. Whether he’s actually healthy now, we’ll see. But you have to wonder.
By the way, the Yankees only owe him $73 million after this season.
It will be $52 million if:
1) He ends 2016 on the disabled list with a left shoulder injury, or
2) He spends more than 45 days in 2016 on the disabled list with a left shoulder injury, or
3) He only makes five or less relief appearances in 2016 because of a left shoulder injury.
That’s a lot of money to eat..when you’re going to be eating A-Rod’s money (Remember him?) at the same time.