Sunday, February 22, 2015

CC Sabathia Should Emulate Andy Pettitte

The New York Yankees held their first workout for pitchers and catchers yesterday at Yankees Spring Training camp which jump started the speculation on certain members of the team in 2015, specifically the Yankees ace CC Sabathia. Sabathia has lost a ton of weight over the past few seasons and has also lost even more effectiveness and velocity. Another member of the Yankees went through this late in his career and will conveniently be honored in 2015, Andy Pettitte. If Sabathia could work with an emulate Pettitte the team would really benefit from it.

Later in Pettitte's career he learned how to hot his spots and pitch effectively to contact without his mid 90's fastball and devastating secondary pitches. Sabathia needs to back away from his thought process that he can blow people away with two strikes and learn to nip at corners and force bad swings. If CC can do that I think he can remain effective for the remainder of his contract, effective does not necessarily mean he can still be an ace, and that's the only way New York is headed back to a World Series any time soon.

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