Friday, February 13, 2009
CC is the Man
CC Sabathia spoke to the media for about 12 minutes in the dugout today at George M. Steinbrenner Field. I transcribed the comments from his media session. He said he goes out and plays hard and likes to be a good teammate. Someone asked him about pitching in NY and he said it helps that he has pitched in big games before. He of course feels pressure by the contract but no one will put more pressure on him then he already puts on himself. He said he expects to go out there and pitch well and win every game that he starts. He said he started playing catch right after thanksgiving every Monday,Wednesday and Friday and has continued that up until now. He said he feels really good and felt good last yr. They asked him about pitching on 3 days rest and he said he wanted to do it, no one forced him, he said his agent was freaking out and he had to shut off his phone and block his agent from calling him. He is excited about NY, happy to have AJ with him so that they can lean on each other and go through this together. He said its unfortunate about Arod, all he can do is get to know him and support him. When I was listening to him I am thinking what a great guy, the media, fans and team are going to love this guy. He is going to give everything he has and just wants to win. Update: The Yankees have signed pitcher Brett Tomko to a minor league deal. Peter Abraham reports this on his blog. Check him out at http://yankees.lhblogs.com. He stinks but hey you never have enough pitching and maybe if he pitches well they can trade him off for a prospect or two.