Originally posted on Ump Bump  |  Last updated 10/7/11
Today the New York Times’ Tyler Kepner brings us an article titled Retaining Sabathia should be Yankees’ top priority. I disagree with that sentiment. When the Yankees signed CC Sabathia to a 7-year, $161 million contract before the 2009 season, they took a big risk. Pitchers are a crap shoot. All of them. Some more than others. At the time, Sabathia was a 300+ pound pitcher coming off a pennant race where he logged a crazy number of innings. He threw 235 innings in 2008, and pitched on short rest down the stretch. But signing Sabathia worked! The Yankees got three outstanding seasons from their ace. Now they should quit while they’re ahead. It’s not like there aren’t younger options available. Japanese sensation Yu Darvish is only 25! And C.J. Wilson, while only a year younger than Sabathia, has much less mileage on his arm thanks to the years he spent in Texas’ bullpen. The Yankees could sign both of these pitchers and look forward to a relatively young and very talented rotation in 2012
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