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    2018 Official CC Sabathia performance thread

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    Yanks officially announced his signing today.
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    Re: 2018 Official CC Sabathia performance thread

    Still mildly interested in the incentive stipulations. I have a feeling they're going to be costly, but I hope they're not easily attained.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjb23 View Post
    Still mildly interested in the incentive stipulations. I have a feeling they're going to be costly, but I hope they're not easily attained.
    I haven't seen anything regarding incentives - everything I have read says "One year worth $10m", not "one year with a $10m base plus incentives".

    Never mind, just found an update stating innings incentives. I would guess maybe $1m for 100 IP, then $500k for every 50 IP after that?

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    Re: 2018 Official CC Sabathia performance thread

    Innings incentives are controversial if, like Joe, Boone won't let him go more than 5+.
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    Re: 2018 Official CC Sabathia performance thread

    https://twitter.com/jonheyman/status/946907902748647424

    Details on his incentives. Most he can earn is $2 million. He gets 500K for reaching each of the following plateaus:

    155 IP
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    that amount is low enough that there's no real concern about Boone pulling him to keep his IP down
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    Re: 2018 Official CC Sabathia performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by hardrain View Post
    Innings incentives are controversial if, like Joe, Boone won't let him go more than 5+.
    (I don't think this was a factor for Joe but not sure of it) t always felt Joe left CC in the game too long and would lose the lead when he took CC out (5+). I remember one game I watched the pitch count was over 140 but he was still good. It was pen management drove me nuts with Joe and we will see if Boone makes these fast changes. One important point in Joe's defense - he did NOT have a go to LOGY last year.

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    Re: 2018 Official CC Sabathia performance thread

    [QUOTE=bucky;8434712](I don't think this was a factor for Joe but not sure of it) t always felt Joe left CC in the game too long and would lose the lead when he took CC out (5+). I remember one game I watched the pitch count was over 140 but he was still good. It was pen management drove me nuts with Joe and we will see if Boone makes these fast changes. One important point in Joe's defense - he did NOT have a go to LOGY last year.[/QUOTE]

    Why is that a point in Joe's defense? If he had had a LOOGY, he would have been sure to misuse him.
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    Re: 2018 Official CC Sabathia performance thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucky View Post
    (I don't think this was a factor for Joe but not sure of it) t always felt Joe left CC in the game too long and would lose the lead when he took CC out (5+). I remember one game I watched the pitch count was over 140 but he was still good. It was pen management drove me nuts with Joe and we will see if Boone makes these fast changes. One important point in Joe's defense - he did NOT have a go to LOGY last year.[/QUOTE]

    Why is that a point in Joe's defense? If he had had a LOOGY, he would have been sure to misuse him.
    Maybe. That's too easy for me - HE USED SHREVE as his LOOGY. He did not have one to go to when he wanted a lefty even when I wouldn't make a change. I don't really have confidence in Shreve (I am sure there are others that disagree); maybe he will improve this year. Seems like ancient history but wasn't there Logan and I thought he was good (4M/yr for 3 yrs)? I still like a Lefty specialist in the pen that come in to face a lefty and just throws strikes and we still don't have one.

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    Because we don't need one, we have guys who are dominant against both lefties and righties. The problem with a LOOGY is not only does he clog a roster spot, the other manager can often just pinch-hit and then what?

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    Re: 2018 Official CC Sabathia performance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jon abbey View Post
    Because we don't need one, we have guys who are dominant against both lefties and righties. The problem with a LOOGY is not only does he clog a roster spot, the other manager can often just pinch-hit and then what?
    Yes, call it a David Ortiz handover (glad he retired and the BoSox resign Moreland). Don't you think we still need lefties in the pen. Even if they pinch-hit you don't have to face him; but I do agree having a dominant pitcher is best and I like our pen. Joe loved the lefty (Shreve)- lefty matchups too much. Instant anxiety. I know the stats and the advantage goes to the pitcher but I never felt it with Shreve. He will be on the roster next year and I think he started out OK.

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    I will be very very surprised if Shreve is on the roster again, and no, we need (we have) great relievers. It doesn’t matter much whether they’re lefties or righties IMO.

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    Re: 2018 Official CC Sabathia performance thread

    Q. Why didn't Sabathia want to join Yankees' rivals during the off season?

    A. The veteran lefty recently made it clear that he wasn’t going to sign with a rival of New York’s, as he doesn’t want to face the potent Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge led lineup.

    In his words, “That’s why I wouldn’t have gone to the Blue Jays,” Sabathia said (H/T ESPN). “I’m not coming to Yankee Stadium and getting my a** kicked.”

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    Even if CC has another excellent season like 2017, he won't crush it in innings. There is too much evidence out there showing how quickly he falls off the cliff. I love the big guy but you really have to get him out at the first sign of trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWChief2 View Post
    Even if CC has another excellent season like 2017, he won't crush it in innings.
    Can’t really consider a season excellent if he can’t be counted on to go through the batting order a 3rd time.

    There is too much evidence out there showing how quickly he falls off the cliff. I love the big guy but you really have to get him out at the first sign of trouble.
    Absolutely agree.

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    Re: 2018 Official CC Sabathia performance thread

    https://www.mlb.com/news/vegan-diet-...on/c-265305882

    But this offseason, despite minor hiccups in 2017 with that balky knee and a tweaked left hamstring, Sabathia has felt great. His workouts are focused on building the strength that will keep his body healthy throughout '18. But the thing that has been the most different this offseason is Sabathia's diet. The 6-foot-6, 300-pounder has gone vegan.

    You read that correctly. The big left-hander is a vegan. More specifically, a raw vegan. At 37 years old, Sabathia has learned the most important thing for performance and recovery is eating right. So as he rolls into Athletic Movement Protocol on Long Island in Syosset, N.Y. for his regular Saturday morning workout, he's already talking about the breakfast he'll have later at the vegan cafe up the street. But first, Sabathia will get down to business with trainer TJ Lopez, who has been guiding his offseason workouts six days a week since 2010.
    We begin with a few stretches to get the hips, hamstrings and thoracic spine moving properly, but Lopez is careful not to stretch Sabathia too much. For a big man, he is extraordinarily flexible, especially in his shoulders and hips. While most pitchers spend a lot of time preserving the mobility of the shoulder, Sabathia actually does the opposite.

    "We to try and keep my arm as tight as possible, because my arm is so loose," Sabathia said. "That's a blessing. It's something I was born with, and I've been able to have no arm injuries through my career just because of that."
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    Re: 2018 Official CC Sabathia performance thread

    #bestshapeofmycareer

    I hope CC didn't lose a ton of weight like he did that one offseason where he looked like a cancer patient.

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    "I want to stay the same weight," he said, "but I want to be a lot stronger."
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    That's great for CC. Going vegan seems to have helped a lot of NBA players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClownPickle View Post
    #bestshapeofmycareer

    I hope CC didn't lose a ton of weight like he did that one offseason where he looked like a cancer patient.

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    Good.
    I dont know that the issue was ever weight. It looks like the issue might have been alcohol.

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    Re: 2018 Official CC Sabathia performance thread

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other...amp/ar-BBJ8Q4E

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    Re: 2018 Official CC Sabathia performance thread

    To allay any concerns about CC and his diet, this was an exchange from last week. He says the vegan thing is to feel better, not to lose weight:


    "The best thing that could have happened to me was when I showed up at 268 [lbs] - that was the worst year I had, so now they can't mess with me about my weight."

    "So 268 was light?"

    "WHAT?! That's LIGHT. I pitch at 305. I'm an offensive lineman. You gotta look at me like an offensive lineman - I'm a tackle, dog! And once I looked at myself like that it made sense to me to be able to pitch like that."
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    Re: 2018 Official CC Sabathia performance thread

    I'm vegan about two or three days a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Messerwhitescooter View Post
    I'm vegan about two or three days a week.
    i'm vegan everyday ... for a few hours.
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