Hey, remember a long long time ago when Indians pitcher C.C. Sabathia won the AL Cy Young Award? Oh, that was just last year. So what the heck is wrong with him now? In four starts in 2008, he's pitched 18 innings and allowed 32 hits, 14 walks and 24 runs. His 13.50 ERA is as chunky as he is. Haha fat joke! Zing! Sabathia is in his so-called 'contract' year, so each time he goes out and takes a dump on the mound he's leaving about $4 million in future earnings on the table. Says C.C.:
"My arm feels fine. I just can't command either side of the plate."
I don't buy it. Here are some contributing factors that might be causing's Sabathia's slump:
- He was overworked in 2007, throwing a career-high 256 innings.
- Complications from having his last name tattooed on his back, uniform-style, in 2000
- Too many burgers during spring training
- Finally suffering from the shame of being named Carsten
Seriously though, I hope this contract can be voided.