(The following is being syndicated from An A-Blog for A-Rod)
Lost in all the talk about Ivan Nova‘s command, Andy Pettitte‘s return, and Michael Pineda‘s velocity is the rather pedestrian spring being had by another Yankee starting pitcher. This pitcher has made only 4 official starts this spring and in those 4 starts has thrown 14.0 total innings. In those 14 innings, he has allowed 7 earned runs on 19 combined hits and walks while striking only 10. As a back-of-the-rotation candidate, these numbers could be acceptable. For a guy being paid top dollar who is expected to anchor the starting rotation of the New York Yankees they are hardly encouraging and yet there hasn’t been a peep from anybody in the media about him or his performance this spring.
As you probably guessed, the pitcher in question here is CC Sabathia. CC has reached almost Mo-like levels of media non-coverage this spring, as the only time his name has been mentioned is on the days he’s scheduled to pitch. … Click here to read the rest