The Yankee season has been over for almost a month, and with the World Series in the early stages and free agency not yet underway, the only real player news is injury news. There was a fair amount of news regarding CC Sabathia and his rehab from knee surgery this week. He was on ESPN Radio on Wednesday to discuss it, and Chad Jennings put together a post recapping all the major talking points. The biggest one is obviously CC's health and all sounds well on that front. Sabathia said he's been "telling people I'm 100%" and that he's been throwing 2 days a week at The Stadium. He said the knee feels good and discussed the importance of him being healthy going into next season while adding that he still believes he can "definitely get back to being able to go out and dominate a game, and just be myself.”
Good on the guy for being confident, but I think I'll pump the brakes on any kind of optimism until I have somebody other than Sabathia confirming he's 100%, preferably somebody in the medical field. Health is the first, foremost, and at this point only concern for Sabathia. If his knee doesn't hold up, it doesn't matter how hard he's throwing or if he's locating his pitches. Seems like the knee has taken to the throwing program just fine, and realistically it would be great if CC could come back and be an innings eater at the back of the rotation, but until he really starts to pitch on it we won't know if that or anything is possible.