Friday, October 24, 2014
Despite a pair of down seasons, a loss of fastball velocity and a serious knee injury, CC Sabathia said still believes he can regain his Cy Young-caliber form.
Asked on ESPN Radio Wednesday whether he could come back in 2015 and pitch the way he did in 2009 — when his 19-8 record and 3.37 ERA helped lead the Yankees to a World Series title — Sabathia said he could.
“I think so,” he said. “It’s obviously six, seven years later now. But, yeah, I think I can definitely get back to being able to go out and dominate a game and just be myself.”
Sabathia added that he expects to have fully recovered from a serious right knee injury that cut his 2014 season to just eight starts. The 34-year-old said he feels “100 percent” now. He’s been playing catch at Yankee Stadium twice a week and working out at home.
I can’t shake the feeling that Sabathia is done accruing positive bWAR over the rest of his career. But I’m sure his fWAR will continue to be good.