CC SABATHIA NEWS

New York Yankees trade rumors: Jeff Samardzija edition

C.C. Sabathia’s days as a starter may be numbered. The New York Yankees may be in 1st place of the AL East with a record of 43-37, but their starting pitching remains a major area of concern. Recently, the Yankees have sent scouts to watch Cincinnati Reds’ pitchers Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake, so their desire to acquire a new pitcher before the July 31st MLB trade deadline is...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Team skips CC Sabathia’s scheduled start

CC Sabathia CC Sabathia, once the valued ace of the New York Yankees’ starting rotation, has been relegated to the bench for the team’s Independence Day game, making it the first time this year that the team has chosen to skip one of his scheduled starts. The struggling southpaw will be replaced on the mound by Michael Pineda, who, to be fair, has been resting for six days since...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Points Leagues: Gimme Some More

When did Busta Rhymes get so fat? Dayam!!! Dude looks like he ate the Busta Rhymes I remember that put out some great music back in the late 90's and early 2000's. I'm not much of a rap fan, but I was always a Busta fan. When he sang "Gimme Some More" who knew he was talking to the guy that was putting food on his plate. Did you hear what the talking M&M said to Busta in that...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

With Half A Season Gone, What Will It Take For The Yankees To Make The Playoffs?

Weather permitting, the Yankees will finish the first half of the 2015 season with Saturday's  home game against Tampa Bay. Right now there are 83 games remaining on the season and the Yankees are in the thick of the AL East fight. As we approach the second half of the season, the burning question is what will it take for the Yankees to make the playoffs?   There are a lot...
Via Lady At The Bat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: June letdowns

Another month, another set of players who struggled to get a rhythm going. June is an important point in the season for slumping players, as upper management has to decide if this poor month was simply a rough patch or a ominous sign of bad things to come. Like all other teams, the New York Yankees had their share of players who scuffled both on the mound and at the plate. Here...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: instant reactions to game 77 vs. the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

After splitting a four game series in Houston, the New York Yankees traveled to California to take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The pinstripes offense was asleep all game, as it wasted a solid start from CC Sabathia. Here are my instant reactions from last night’s 4-1 lAfter splitting a four game series in Houston, the New York Yankees traveled to California to take on...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Loss Of Warren Weakens A Yankees Rotation Already Weakend By Sabathia

Before each Yankee series begins, I post the pitching match-ups on the blog's Facebook page. I posted them yesterday evening with the comment, "Definitely not liking the fact that CC Sabathia pitches the opener." Sabathia did nothing to take away my fears, as he pitched poorly again, leading to the Yankees 4-1 loss to the Angels.Then I wake up this morning to even more bad news:...
Via Lady At The Bat
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Angels vs. Yankees vs. Old Guys Rule!

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. New York Yankees Series Preview Game 1: Monday 6/29 7:05pm C.J. Wilson (5-6, 3.92) vs. CC Sabathia (3-7, 5.65) Game 2: Tuesday 6/30 7:05pm Andrew Heaney (0-0, 1.50) vs. Ivan Nova (1-0, 0.00) Game 3: Wednesday 7/1 4:05pm Matt Shoemaker (4-6, 5.03) vs. Adam Warren (5-5, 3.59) Old guys rule! You’ve seen those T-shirts and bumper stickers around...
Via Monkey with a Halo
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees-Angels Preview

CC Sabathia had not allowed a homer to Albert Pujols and Mike Trout until this year in what was a rare victory for the New York Yankees left-hander. C.J. Wilson gave up a season-high three homers in that defeat for the Los Angeles Angels, with Brett Gardner and Chris Young going deep for New York. No southpaw gives up more homers than Sabathia while hitting the longball is a recipe...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia held back after Astros' Brett Oberholtzer throws at A-Rod (VIDEO)

Houston Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer got rocked early by the New York Yankees on Saturday, allowing a grand slam to catcher Brian McCann and a two-run dinger to outfielder Chris Young — all before he was out of the second inning. So the frustrated lefty took out his anger out on Alex Rodriguez by intentionally throwing a fastball at A-Rod's midsection. CC Sabathia took...
Via The Other Paper
8 days ago  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia Goes Absolutely Bonkers After Astros Pitcher Throws At A-Rod

Badly struggling and with the Yankees up 6-0 on his Astros, Brett Oberholtzer threw at Alex Rodriguez and was eventually tossed from the game. Oberholtzer’s ejection didn’t stop Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia from wanting to murder everyone on the field, however. Your browser does not support iframes. CC hasn’t been himself for a few seasons, but it’s [&hellip The post...
Via No Coast Bias
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What should the Yankees do with CC Sabathia?

Former Cy Young award winner CC Sabathia was supposed to be the ace of the New York Yankees staff when they re-signed him to a five-year, $182 million contract back in 2011. The Yankees, of course, had hopes that the big left-hander would continue to be as dominant as he was in the past, but Sabathia has not delivered recently. He has been going downhill after leading the Yankees...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Sabathia: Pettitte has 'been that constant'

If the New York Yankees really want to make a run at the AL East title, they're going to need a productive CC Sabathia.The 34-year-old Yankees starter hasn't been very CC-like this season, posting a 3-7 record with a 5.65 ERA in 15 starts.Andy Pettitte, however, believes he can get back on track. "He's just got to stay with it," Pettitte told MLB.com. "He's got to trust himself...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ghost Sightings: The 2015 Philadelphia Phillies’ Resemblance to the Franchise’s Lowest-Scoring Teams

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 23: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Philliesis greeted by Ben Revere #2 after hitting a three run home run against CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees in the fourth inning during their game at Yankee Stadium on June 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) In the early 1940s, the Philadelphia Phillies were uniquely awful. They had...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees need to trust their pitchers

Recently, fellow writer Dan Federico wrote an article on viable pitching options for the New York Yankees to trade for. However, this would be the typical thing for the Yankees to do when they may just need to trust the pitchers that they currently have. People are hitting the panic button with the Yankees because their pitching rotation has struggled as of late. But, the Yankees...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: instant reactions to game 71 vs. the Philadelphia Phillies

In what could be one of the lowest points of the New York Yankees season, they officially dropped the home series against the undermanned Philadelphia Phillies. The pitching couldn’t hold down the minor league-like Phillies offense, as they tied their season high 11 runs; a number they set against the Yankees yesterday. Here are my instant reactions from last night’s 11-6 loss...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabathia's Failure To Transition From Ace Status Becoming Costlier & Costlier For Yankees

Full disclosure: I am a big CC Sabathia fan. I’ll forever remember his performance in 2009 in the regular season and the post season. Those two starts against the Angels in the A.L.C.S, the last on three days rest, were the exact reason the Yankees brought him in and paid him well more than any other team was even considering.The fireball throwing, fist pumping, roaring southpaw...
Via Lady At The Bat
12 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod can celebrate w/ $7K Champagne, he can pay 'Foul Ball Guy' $6MM for his 3000th

Zack Hample, 'Foul Ball Guy,' was once asked if he'd give Alex Rodriguez his 3000th hit ball if he caught it.He promised to give him the finger.Turns out Alex Rodriguez and CC Sabathia couldn't help themselves after Friday's PED powered 'milestone.' Page 6:Pitcher CC Sabathia had a 6-liter Methuselah of Ace of Spades Champagne — that goes for a cool $7,000 — chilling in the clubhouse...
Via Bob's Blitz
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabathia: 'It's difficult not being the guy' to go deep in games

CC Sabathia built his career around being a workhorse, a guy that threw north (or over) 200 innings per season.However, age and injuries have caught up to the New York Yankees starter, something that he is having a hard time coming to grips with, via New York Post:“It’s hard for me. It’s difficult not being the guy, I guess, who I used to be, going deep into games.“It just...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: instant reactions to game 66 vs. the Miami Marlins

After dropping two to the Miami Marlins in Florida, the New York Yankees were able to avenge both losses by sweeping the two-game series in the Bronx. CC Sabathia had a solid outing, and the team was able to put enough runs on the board to get the win. Let’s take a look at my instant reactions from tonight’s 9-4 win. Back to back solid outings Sabathia had the tough task of following...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees’ Bats Have Them in First Place

New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira, right, celebrates with Alex Rodriguez (13) after they both scored on a double by John Ryan Murphy during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, June 14, 2015, in Baltimore. The Yankees won 5-3. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Nick Wass) The Bronx Bombers have lived up to their nickname so far this year. With CC Sabathia...
Via The Sports Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

400-pound Baylor TE throws first pitch at Rangers’ game

We have all seen some pretty awful first pitches in recent years. Remember 50 Cent’s infamous flop on the mound that was described as “just a bit outside”? Or how about Carli Rae Jepsen’s pitch that made me 1. ashamed to be a Rays fan and 2. didn’t make me want to “call her maybe.” Well, this pitch is not a terrible one, but it is memorable because it may be the largest...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia, Joe Girardi Ejected After Yankees Turn Double Play (Video)

It’s not often you see a team turn a double play and then have a player and a manager ejected. That’s what happened Sunday for the New York Yankees, though. As you might imagine, however, that’s only half the story, as both starting pitcher CC Sabathia and manager Joe Girardi were dismissed after the top of the sixth ended with a double play. Clearly fed up with the strike...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

These 2 pricks Joe Girardi & CC Sabathia should be suspended for attacking ump Dan Bellino

NY Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and his manager Joe Girardi were both ejected after six innings against the Los Angeles Angels for arguing balls and strikes with home-plate umpire Dan Bellino (the first time Sabathia had been ejected since 2006 when he was a member of the Cleveland Indians).Watch these 2 pricks act like idiots (with f-bombs galore to boot).Clearer. @CC_Sabathia just...
Via Bob's Blitz
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Fired Up Sabathia Pitches Yankees To Series Sweep Over LA Angels

CC Sabathia did what he had to do on Sunday afternoon. He gave the Yankees 6 IP while allowing just 2 ERs, courtesy of back to back solo shots by Mike Trout and Albert Pujols. He even notched his 2,500th strikeout.  That’s about all the Yankees brass can ask from the once dominant lefty who has been a shadow of himself for the past three years. An emotional eruption, followed...
Via Lady At The Bat
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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