Yesterday afternoon, CC Sabathia had a book signing at Barnes and Noble for his children’s book “CC Claus” (I guess when you’re out for the year, you have time to write a children’s book) and as you figured, people asked him about his rehab from knee surgery. But the conversation took a slight turn when he was asked about Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez.
Fans wonder whether Rodriguez will be productive when he returns to the team following his year-long drug ban, and just like Mark Teixeira said earlier in the offseason, Sabathia feels Rodriguez will find a way to help the ball-club.
“I don’t doubt that,” Sabathia said. “I don’t. He’s a great player. He’s had a year off, obviously, but he’s been working and hopefully had some time to get healthy.
“Obviously, he’s not going to be the A-Rod of winning MVPs, but he can come in and contribute.”
So, let’s move the conversation back to CC for a minute: Is he ready to go for the 2015 season?
“Of course,” Sabathia said. “That’s my only goal, to stay healthy and get back to eating up innings and going out there and being able to start every fifth day.
“It’s a huge relief to know I feel good enough to do all my workouts and play catch and kinda of have a normal offseason.”
Sabathia also made sure to throw in this one little endorsement, which I’m sure fans can’t disagree about.
“Hopefully, (Brandon) McCarthy can come ..read more