Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sabathia Pleads For Cano To Come Back

"It will never be behind me entirely. Some of that, what happened last year will drive me to hopefully be better in the future. Keeping that back there will help, not getting too comfortable and working, trying to get better and watching video, just trying to get better in every way and I think last year was a good reminder of that."
Last season CC set a career high in ERA, WHIP, and home run rate. Going by WAR, it was Sabathia's least valuable season of his career. Even if it weren't for the fact that three out of five starters from last season's Yankees are no longer under contract, the team needs their "ace" to get back on track.

So it's good to hear that CC hasn't suffered any setbacks this offseason, and is currently working out at full strength. Hopefully he and Larry Rothchild, who is now officially back as the Yankees pitching coach, can figure out what happened and fix it.

However, it's not just CC that needs to figure things out. Brian Cashman is going to be a very active man this winter, as he looks to plug a number of holes on the team. And Sabathia knows this...
"We’ve got some spots open and hopefully some of these young kids can step up, but we’re going to have to go out and look for some new guys."
Along with those "new guys" is Robinson Cano, who could be looking at a $200 million contract. The big guy is pleading with the second baseman that he comes back with the Yankees. When he was asked what advice he'd give to Robbie, this is what he had to say...
“Stay here. I’ve played with him [Cano] for five years now and I think he’s the best second baseman in the game. Obviously he is one of my dear friends, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens.”
Sabathia said free agency wasn't fun for him, as uprooting his family was very stressful.

quotes courtesy of The New York Post

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