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Posted by: Jack Curry on Mar 26, 2014 at 12:32:22 PM

In the latest episode of JCTV, CC Sabathia talks about who his favorite athletes are to watch, how a football mentality helps him on the mound and why he expects a return to form this season.

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Posted by: Jack Curry on Apr 8, 2013 at 10:17:55 AM

CC Sabathia understood the importance of Sunday's game against the Detroit Tigers, even if it was only the sixth game of the season. The Yankees were wobbly, a team that was still trying to play a reliable brand of baseball, so the Yankees needed Sabathia to be a stabilizer and help guide them to a win. He did.
In a titanic matchup where Justin Verlander was the more celebrated pitcher, Sabathia ended up as the more successful pitcher. Sabathia tossed seven scoreless innings in silencing a talented lineup and powering the Yankees to a 7-0 victory. For the Yankees, a 2-4 record felt a lot better than 1-5, especially because of the significance of Sabathia's performance.

Sabathia's fastball was a bit more robust as he maxed out at 92.5 miles per hour and averaged 90 to 91, but his command was

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Posted by: Jack Curry on Oct 7, 2012 at 02:12:21 PM

In the middle of September, in the middle of a Yankees’ post-season dash that was much tenser than they ever expected, there were some doubts about CC Sabathia. The Yankees need Sabathia to be a certainty, but he had lost four straight starts, he had lost velocity on his fastball and there had to be a loss of confidence in Yankeeland.

Sabathia is a proud pitcher, a pitcher who is confident enough to say when he should and could dominate hitters. Across Sabathia’s last three regular season starts, that dominant pitcher returned. He went 2-0 with a gaudy 1.50 earned run average, minimizing the doubts with a rejuvenated fastball, with better location and with an effectiveness that the Yankees were desperate to see again.

“It was vintage CC,” Manager Joe Girardi said.

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Posted by: Lou DiPietro on Oct 1, 2012 at 12:49:41 PM

The Yankees are in the playoffs, but with three days to go, the Yankees could still land anywhere from No. 1-seeded AL East Champion to No. 5 seed headed West to Oakland for a virtual play-in game. They could begin postseason play on Saturday or be eliminated by then, or even have Saturday be their first day off in almost three weeks.

The Yankees are still alive for the No. 1 seed, and hold the tiebreaker with Texas (by virtue of winning the season series 4-3) for that honor; however, they would lose the tiebreaker with Baltimore (for the right to host a one-game playoff for the AL East crown) and Oakland (for the right to host the Wild Card Game) if they finish as the No. 2 or 4/5 seed.

Amazing how clinching a playoff berth was the “easy” part so far, no? It would take up

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Aug 29, 2012 at 12:57:29 PM

The Yankees ace, CC Sabathia, is having somewhat of an un-Sabathia-like season. He's already done two stints on the 15-day disabled list, which is strange being that between 2007-2011, he averaged exactly 240 innings pitched and 34 starts per season. He's had stretches where he hasn't been great, yet he does boast an impressive 13-3 record with a somewhat high, but not overly concerning 3.44 E.R.A in 21 starts. When you even delve deeper into the numbers though, he's given up three or more earned runs in 12 of his 21 starts, as opposed to 2011, when he gave up three or more earned runs in just 14 of 33 starts.

He just hasn't gone on that Sabathia run in 2012 where he carries the rotation, is the stopper and the official ace. Last season between June 25 and August 1, he had eight starts

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Posted by: Lou DiPietro on May 24, 2012 at 04:25:37 PM

The Yankees have played 44 games through Wednesday night, roughly 27 percent of their 2012 schedule. And, for all the coverage their struggles, both offensively and on the mound, have garnered this year, the Bombers sit at 23-21, just a half-game behind the cutoff for a postseason berth.

But on this day off, let’s forget about that for a moment and accentuate the positive.

Taking a page from the annual MLB Awards, here are the five men that would win (at least in this blogger’s mind) the Yankees’ “First Quarter Awards” in a handful of categories.

MVP: Derek Jeter. Sure, Curtis Granderson leads the team in homers, and Raul Ibanez has been a revelation in the middle of the lineup. But The Captain has made it happen all year, and has carried over his stellar

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Posted by: ScoFid23 on Apr 28, 2012 at 12:17:36 PM


Going up or going down?...

About 20 games into the season and the Yankees are barely closer to first place than they are last place.  Only two games separate the Yankees from the dismal start by the Boston Red Sox but of course the Sox are playing better as of late.  It’s only April so at this point, the standings don’t really mean too much as the superior AL East teams will begin to separate themselves from the pretenders over the course of the next couple of months. 

It was nice to see the Yankees pull off a walk-off win at Yankee Stadium last night against the team that seems to terrorize them in the play-offs in recent years, the Detroit Tigers.  I am really surprised that Justin Verlander holds an 0-2 mark with 4.50 ERA for his career at the new Yankee

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Posted by: FinkThinks on Apr 17, 2012 at 10:15:43 PM

By Zachary Finkelstein

Now on his 12th lap around Major League Baseball’s regular-season track, CC Sabathia has succeeded in securing his fair share of sports-related spoils.  From World Series champ to Cy Young contender, and from perennial All-Star candidate to possible Hall of Famer, the Yankees' No. 1 starter has been called many things during his Major League tenure.

One title that has sometimes eluded him, however, is April ace.

Granted, Sabathia has pitched his best under the brightest lights, as evidenced by his .636 winning percentage during postseason ball. But the southpaw has been sensational during the regular season, too, having tallied 80 more wins than losses with a solid 3.53 ERA entering his Tuesday night start against the Twins. But for some reason, April

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Posted by: oldschoolyank on Apr 17, 2012 at 05:21:41 PM

Despite the Twins taking the first game of the four-game series last night, the Yanks should be able to get themselves above .500 and stay there for the rest of the long 2012 ride.

We have to like CC boucning back tonight after a less than stellar, workman-like outing at Baltimore last time out.  Gardenhire is going to rest Morneau because his numbers are pretty morbid over the course of time vs. CC, so they'll not have the same punch they had last night.  Plus, the Twins will run Francisco Liriano (average at best) out there,which should have the Yankees lineup feeling pretty good about putting up enough runs to cover CC and the relief staff.

I like Kuroda putting a couple of good showings back to back when he matches up against Jason Marquis on Wednesday. 

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 16, 2012 at 06:12:45 PM

The Yankees are riding high from a home opening weekend that included winning a series against a very good Angels team. The Yankees now stand at 5-4 through the first nine games and welcome the Twins into town for a four-game set.

Freddy Garcia is starting the first game of the series after he turned into Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in Baltimore in his first start. Garcia had five wild pitches after having only four all of the 2011 season. With Andy Pettitte's return to the Bronx looming, Garcia and Hughes certainly have to pitch very well to make their case to stay in the rotation.

“I thought his start the other day was very uncharacteristic of Freddy,” Joe Girardi said in his pregame press conference. “With all of the struggles he had, he really could have

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