When the Milwaukee Brewers were trying to make the playoffs last season, CC Sabathia was pitching deep into games and working on three days rest because they were short a starter.
Knowing his most prestigious client was about to become a free agent, agent Greg Genske tried to put a stop to it.
“I had to shut my phone off and block his calls,” Sabathia said. “He was pretty upset about it. He was freaking out. … I felt fine. Nobody asked me to do that. I wanted to.”
Sabathia said he feels fine — “I feel great, to be honest with you,” he said. — and doesn’t regret what he did.
“I’d do it again,” he said.
Sabathia also said he has purchased a home in New Jersey and will live there year-round. Beyond how he pitches, I think fans are really going to like Sabathia. He seems to have an engaging personality.
A.J Burnett, meanwhile, was asked what he thought of Andy Pettitte and Joba Chamberlain being on the back end of the rotation.
“I’m not sure there is a back end,” he said.