Tuesday, February 24, 2015

CC Feels Comfortable at 305 lbs. But Will His Stats Bounce Back?

For the past two offseason’s there have been countless texts, emails, and tweets sent to me about CC Sabathia’s weight and how it will affect his pitching. I continuously shrugged those comments off because I didn’t see a problem with the big man getting healthy for the long haul. Then the 2013 and 2014 seasons happened and I joined everyone in asking for “Fat CC” back. Sabathia did not disappoint in 2015 as he gained some, not all, of his weight back and is back at a reported 305 lbs. Will his stats also bounce back like we, the fans, have been asking for?

CC admitted to our very own Chad Jennings of Lohud that he was “kind of off balance and didn’t know really how his body was working.” CC consulted the Yankees team doctor Dr. Ahmad and the team of trainers employed by New York and all agreed that the 300 lbs. – 305 lbs. CC is the best CC going forward for the remaining three years (including the option) of his current contract.

If CC can regain his balance, regain his control, regain his effectiveness and regain some velocity I think we would all be better off.

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