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CC Sabathia is in The Best Shape of His Life

Jan 20, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT

We’ll have to get Craig in here on Monday to make sure this one qualifies:



Sabathia posted a 3.38 ERA and 1.14 WHIP across 28 starts last season, fanning 197 batters in 200 innings. The 32-year-old lefty underwent elbow surgery in October but is expected to be recovered by Opening Day.

The Yankees owe Sabathia a total of $99 million in guaranteed salary through the 2017 season.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    So his weight is down into the dumptruck range?

    • dcfan4life - Jan 21, 2013 at 9:04 AM

      He wont lose too much weight though. His size helps him hide the ball and be more deceptive. Think Todd Coffey and David Wells.

      • protius - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM

        Think, two family house.

  2. deltachi8 - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Round is a shape

    • paperlions - Jan 21, 2013 at 9:09 AM

      True, and often it is even the “best” shape, depending of goal or function desired. However, for those striving for athletic excellence, roundness isn’t generally considered the best shape.

  3. 13arod - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    every vetren is saying that this year

    • mazblast - Jan 20, 2013 at 8:07 PM

      Every veteran says that every year, especially the ones coming off injuries.

  4. cackalackyank - Jan 20, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    YES!!!! I was so ready for it to BSOHL season. As far as CC is concerned, his shape is of less concern than that elbow…not that his knees wouldn’t benefit from a permanent slim down. And only 99 million left on his guaranteed contract. That is only 49.5 million a knee.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 20, 2013 at 5:45 PM

      Let the BSOHL games begin! Let’s see some pictures, boys!

  5. Kevin Gillman - Jan 20, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    For years, his youth outweighed his weight, so for his sake, and the Yankees, he better be in shape. Because if he’s not, they’re done.

    • Stacey - Jan 20, 2013 at 4:01 PM

      Not quite.

  6. mungman69 - Jan 20, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    He’ll always be fat.

    • cowboysoldiertx - Jan 20, 2013 at 5:01 PM

      He can lose weight… But an idjit stays an idjit.

  7. tampajoey - Jan 20, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    If Charles Barkley was the “Round Mound of Rebound” does that make…

    CC Sabathia is the “Round Mound of the Pitching Mound”?

  8. proudlycanadian - Jan 20, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Another BSOHL candidate to take a look at is Brian Roberts. He has been working out hard in order to recover from his latest injury.

  9. uwsptke - Jan 20, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    The elbow injury must have limited the amount of double cheeseburgers he could consume.

  10. yankeepunk3000 - Jan 20, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    this is where it gets scary with the lentgh of a contract…this ie usually where pitchers start getting hurt and injuries start popping up. the first 3 years were amazing watching him lead our Yankees. last year he was a little shaky and he did get hurt missing a month or so. if he has lost wieght then that can take off some pressure from his arm. I’m a big fan so here’s hoping

  11. 11thstreetmafia - Jan 20, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    In the best shape of his life? That’s not really sayin’ much.———ya know, maybe these teams should think about giving these guys some incentive to be at their best. Perhaps they could give these guys guaranteed contracts worth more than their entire lineage has ever made added together. Then and only then will you have ball players taking things seriously.

  12. sbmcintosh36 - Jan 20, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    The fat guy jokes are great I’m sure he’s never heard any of them and if he did his response would be, enjoy your 3rd shift at Mcd’s.
    The guys top 5 in league a workhorse a WS champion and makes 20 mill a year…some days its like I’m in 3rd grade in the sandbox on here

  13. stephenolszewski - Jan 20, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Oh god here we go with the best shape of his life articles

  14. juanu98 - Jan 21, 2013 at 7:33 AM

  15. juanu98 - Jan 21, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    • juanu98 - Jan 21, 2013 at 7:38 AM

      its soo good

  16. retief1954 - Jan 21, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    What, all the way down to a 52″ waist now, is he?

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