Thursday, January 15, 2015

Will CC Sabathia have a successful season in 2015?

By Eddie Sapienza
CC Sabathia's 2014 season ended in May due to a knee injury. Before the injury he wasn't having a solid season. The question all Yanks fans want to know is will CC Sabathia succeed in 2015.

In this article I will explain why or why not Sabathia will succeed in 2015. So we saw in 2013 and 2014 that Sabathia hasn't been the way he was with the Yanks from 2009-2012. His velocity went down from about 95 MPH to about maximum 89 MPH.

I don't think he will get his velocity back which means he will probably get hit by most teams  in 2015. Which is a huge problem and that is a big down for Sabathia.

Health is another issue for Sabathia. MLB tweeted that CC is healthy and is ready for Spring Training. I hope they're right but we can't believe it until we see it.

What we've seen from CC in 2013 and 2014 is not good. In 2013 he pitched to a good 14 wins but had 13 losses and pitched to a way to high 4.78 ERA. 2013 was a horrific year for the Yankees and didn't really have a guy besides him to lead their rotation.

That was one of the reasons why the Yankees didn't make the playoffs in 2013. 2014 he had limited time and got injured in May. In 2014 he went 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA. These numbers from Sabathia are not making fans feel better about our rotation.

Lucky in 2014 Masahiro Tanaka was their to save the day. At least until he was injured that was. The Yankees rotation was badly injured last year but still managed to pitch well. Fans can have a sigh of relief since we know we have some good backup starters.

With Tanaka may need Tommy John Surgery and Sabathia not guaranteed to be healthy and if he is not playing well this Yankees rotation may be another problem. That could stop the Yankees from making the playoffs for the 3rd straight year.

Sabathia is going to be the Opening Day starter from what I know. The opening series for the Yankees is never good is what the 2012-2014 season said. The opening series in 2013 and 2014 defined the Yankees year. 2013 losing 2 out of 3 from the Boston Red Sox and in 2014 2 out of 3 to the Houston Astros.

If Sabathia has a successful season in 2015 that will be the a key to open the door to the 28th Yankees championships. In Spring Training we can see if he'll be back to his old better self or the way he was the past two years. Only time will tell what happens next.

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