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Sabathia honored at BBWAA dinner

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 21, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

I was out of town this weekend, so I missed this year’s BBWAA dinner in Manhattan. It’s always a fantastic event, and based on the stories I’ve heard, this was one of the more memorable dinners in recent memory.

Among the honorees was Yankees ace CC Sabathia, who was given the New York chapter’s Joan Payson Award for humanitarian efforts. CC and his wife, Amber, have done a lot of good on both coasts with their PitCCh In Foundation, and Sabathia is one of those athletes who seems to genuinely care and want to be involved with each event.

That said, there was no sense denying it…

“I was telling my wife,” Sabathia said while accepting his award on Saturday. “It would have been a lot cooler if I was here to get one of the Cy Youngs or MVPs, but I guess that’s up to me.”

Check out the video above, if only to see the slimmed down ace three weeks before he reports to camp.

 
 

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53 Responses to “Sabathia honored at BBWAA dinner”

  1. MTU January 21st, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Could be a really big year for CC.

    He should be 100% physically for the first time in a while.

    Elbow’s good. Weight is down.

    All positive.

  2. Against All Odds January 21st, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Rich in NJ January 21st, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Since starters only pitch once every five days, you need to build around position players, and you need to build around players under 30.

    ———-

    Another part of the plan that hasn’t worked out yet. Yrs ago back in 2008 in an article in the Daily News Hal stated the Yankees were going to be a team with mixed with young kids and vets. The veterans would serve as a guide to the young players. Smh what the f happened. I mean I know what happened but

  3. RadioKev January 21st, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I’m so glad we signed CC. No matter how the rest of his Yankee career plays out, he’s a “True Yankee.”

  4. yankeefeminista January 21st, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    C!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Rich in NJ January 21st, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    “Another part of the plan that hasn’t worked out yet. Yrs ago back in 2008 in an article in the Daily News Hal stated the Yankees were going to be a team with mixed with young kids and vets. The veterans would serve as a guide to the young players. Smh what the f happened. I mean I know what happened but”

    That was the young rotation minute.

    If they want to build around CC, they need to get CC some help so that he can teach the next wave of Yankees (be they young veterans acquired in a trade, like Upton, or um, Stanton) or homegrown players, assuming they start re-discovering the importance of patience, what it means to be a Yankee.

  6. Bronx Jeers January 21st, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    CC’s near or at the very top of a short list of free agent starting pitchers that have worked out for the Yankees.

    #knockingonwood

  7. Rich in NJ January 21st, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    “CC’s near or at the very top of a short list of free agent starting pitchers that have worked out for the Yankees.”

    Mussina is right there as well, and another free agent starter who deserves mentioning is Jimmy Key, who Stick said helped change the culture of losing on the team.

  8. austinmac January 21st, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    CC is an easy guy to root for. Great pitcher and guy. Let’s hope his elbow is healthier after surgery.

  9. theREALkevin January 21st, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Man it’s been pretty dead on here today.

  10. Against All Odds January 21st, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    theREALkevin January 21st, 2013 at 10:36 pm
    Man it’s been pretty dead on here today.

    —————–

    Yes it’s be dragging a bit as far as discussions go.

  11. Against All Odds January 21st, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Rich in NJ January 21st, 2013 at 10:15 pm
    “Another part of the plan that hasn’t worked out yet. Yrs ago back in 2008 in an article in the Daily News Hal stated the Yankees were going to be a team with mixed with young kids and vets. The veterans would serve as a guide to the young players. Smh what the f happened. I mean I know what happened but”

    That was the young rotation minute.

    If they want to build around CC, they need to get CC some help so that he can teach the next wave of Yankees (be they young veterans acquired in a trade, like Upton, or um, Stanton) or homegrown players, assuming they start re-discovering the importance of patience, what it means to be a Yankee.

    ———————

    Yes they need to lighten the amount of stress they put on CC and get him some help. He is still one of the best pitchers in the game but he’s going further away from his prime as the yrs pass by.

  12. J. Alfred Prufrock January 21st, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    yankeefeminista January 21st, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    C!!!!!!!!!!
    ///

    Indeed. :D

  13. yankeefeminista January 21st, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    We just need to sign an IFA to get this place hopping. I doubt it will be Constante, but the rumor was he was supposed to get some love from somebody today.

  14. J. Alfred Prufrock January 21st, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Odds,

    This will keep you busy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTrCuavY-BM

  15. J. Alfred Prufrock January 21st, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Odds:

    And this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI5xJfYH7NI

    Are you Alex in Bedminster? :D

  16. coney1 January 21st, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    theREALkevin January 21st, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Man it’s been pretty dead on here today.

    ——

    Kinda like the Yankees offseason

  17. Against All Odds January 22nd, 2013 at 12:09 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock January 21st, 2013 at 11:23 pm
    Odds,

    This will keep you busy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTrCuavY-BM

    ——————-

    When he was a phenom.

  18. Against All Odds January 22nd, 2013 at 12:09 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock January 21st, 2013 at 11:24 pm
    Odds:

    And this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI5xJfYH7NI

    Are you Alex in Bedminster?

    ——————–

    Lol I wish he always went at Mike when it came to Joba

  19. yankeefeminista January 22nd, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Mike F. was so upset that he called Alex from Bedminster, Joba, and then referred to Joba as Joba Pettitte. Smh.

  20. Rich in NJ January 22nd, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Jober, yf, Get it right!!! ;)

    GN

  21. yankeefeminista January 22nd, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Rich, my bad. Of course, Jober. GN.

  22. bardos January 22nd, 2013 at 3:48 am

    Check out the difference in shoulder height in the CC award video. Not saying it’s an issue, just to notice, perhaps, the effects of pitching over the course of many years. Maybe it’s just a one-off angle shot. Who knows.

  23. GregD January 22nd, 2013 at 6:39 am

    I, for one, am happy that the Yanks haven’t traded their young prospects for more expensive options….I know it will require patience…..something Yankee fans don’t have (including me) but the road they are taking is the right one…….they need to develop another core base that they can add pieces too versus trying to add pieces to the older lineup they now have……..I will take the first watch on the GW bridge for those who can’t handle this….. :)

  24. blake January 22nd, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Who is gonna DH for the Yanks Vs RHP?

  25. 86w183 January 22nd, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Morning all —–

    No question the Yanks need to find an answer to that question, Blake. of the options out there I prefer Kelly Johnson for his versatility.

    Who you want?

  26. blake January 22nd, 2013 at 7:44 am

    86,
    I don’t even know….Kelly Johnson woukd be versatile so I like that…..Luke Scott, Abreu, Hafner, Thome….who else is there? They don’t really have in house options either for that role unless they wanted to give CoJo a shot at it.

  27. austinmac January 22nd, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Greg,

    Thanks for the bridge offer. Let’s just hope these guys succeed at AA this year.

  28. blake January 22nd, 2013 at 7:47 am

    They need a RH bat to balance out the OF but at the DH spot they should be ok vs LHP because they can DH Nunez some and rotate other RH bats like Jeter and Youk through there too…..but they really need to add an every day DH bat to hit vs RHP if they aren’t gonna do something bigger

  29. 86w183 January 22nd, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Johnson or Scott for me. Scott replaces some power, but he can also play LF decently.

    Johnson can play 2B, LF and possibly 3B in a pinch so that’s better option.

    Is George Kotteras out there? I’d feel better about Kotteras and either Stewart/Cervelli than having two RH non-hitting catchers.

    I still think a Granderson/Pence based trade would be good for both teams.

  30. Mike Ri January 22nd, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Considering whats out there. . . Abreu ,,,,,, Scott……Johnson

  31. blake January 22nd, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I wish the Yankees could keep their prospects and spend money to make the team competitive short term until they are ready. That woukd seem like the best strategy for a big market team

  32. blake January 22nd, 2013 at 8:02 am

    “Is George Kotteras out there? I’d feel better about Kotteras and either Stewart/Cervelli than having two RH non-hitting catchers.”

    Yes…if he makes it to the Yankees then they absolutely have to sign him

  33. blake January 22nd, 2013 at 8:05 am

    I really can’t think of many trade options for the DH spot….Morneu maybe but he’s owed a good bit and the Twins will want real players for him. I guess there is Kubel as well but again you’re gonna have to give real players and he’s not the Dback I want…..he does mash RHP though

  34. 86w183 January 22nd, 2013 at 8:05 am

    If they decided to sign Delmon Young, Kelly Johnson and George Kotteras that would cost less than $ 10 M and would make this a better ballclub.

    Infield —– Tex, Cano, Jeter, Youkilis w/ johnson/Nunez/Nix on bench

    Outfield — Gardner, Granderson, Ichiro w/ Diaz/Young on bench

    Catcher — Kotteras and Cervelli/Stewart/Whomever

    This works with an eleven man pitching staff. If you go 12 pitchers Diaz or Nix doesn’t make it

  35. blake January 22nd, 2013 at 8:10 am

    “If they decided to sign Delmon Young, Kelly Johnson and George Kotteras that would cost less than $ 10 M and would make this a better ballclub.”

    It would for sure….I don’t think they’ll sign Young though because of his comments and just because he’s near useless at anything besides DHing vs LHP

  36. blake January 22nd, 2013 at 8:25 am

    @Ken_Rosenthal: #Mariners have at least weighed 4-yr, $100M extension for Felix, a conspiracy theory involving #Cubs. Latest notes: http://t.co/LXemJeOl
     
    Rosenthal suggesting that the last offer the Rangers made for Upton was Olt, Perez+ others…..I really think the Yanks could beat that if they wanted

  37. blake January 22nd, 2013 at 8:29 am

    If this Cuban kid Diaz is really a 23 year old big league SS who the Yanks can sign without being penalized by the new rules then why haven’t they?

  38. AAA January 22nd, 2013 at 8:32 am

    If this Cuban kid Diaz is really a 23 year old big league SS who the Yanks can sign without being penalized by the new rules then why haven’t they?

    =========================

    Why isn’t he subject to the IFA rules?

  39. blake January 22nd, 2013 at 8:38 am

    “Why isn’t he subject to the IFA rules?”

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....-diaz.html

    I think it’s due to his age or something….

  40. austinmac January 22nd, 2013 at 8:39 am

    He is 23 and at that age the international cap doesn’t apply.

  41. AAA January 22nd, 2013 at 8:44 am

    He is 23 and at that age the international cap doesn’t apply

    =======================

    Ah!

  42. blake January 22nd, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I mean it’s not like we need a long term SS or anything

  43. AAA January 22nd, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I mean it’s not like we need a long term SS or anything

    ==========================

    A tend to not like Cuban hitters.

  44. AAA January 22nd, 2013 at 8:54 am

    *I tend……

  45. MTU January 22nd, 2013 at 8:58 am

    If you wait long enough just about anything is bound to happen.

    :)

  46. J. Alfred Prufrock January 22nd, 2013 at 8:58 am

    They should sign Diaz. They could Use him at 3B as well when Youk breaks down, since they seem unwilling tO risk allowing Eduardo to work out the
    Kinks downthere and apparently want Adams to gain more
    Experience there. I think Diaz played pro already in Mexico hasn’t he? If he’s any good they’d have another as oPtion for future and could even deal Nunez if Nything good became availAble. They’ll probably make a non
    COmpetitive bid for him or just stay out Of it entirely.

  47. Shame Spencer January 22nd, 2013 at 8:59 am

    AAA January 22nd, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I mean it’s not like we need a long term SS or anything

    ==========================

    A tend to not like Cuban hitters.

    —————–

    The kid is young enough that they should be able to get him out of any bad habits he may have picked up. You can’t just ignore a whole country full of talent, right? ;)

  48. MTU January 22nd, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Cespedes says hi.

    ;)

  49. MTU January 22nd, 2013 at 9:00 am

    New one —->

  50. blake January 22nd, 2013 at 9:05 am

    “A tend to not like Cuban hitters.”

    I tend to not like noodle bat hitters like Cito Culver either….they need more options

  51. randy l. January 22nd, 2013 at 9:06 am

    blake-

    hal might be thinking of using a variation on the rules of what the weymouth street kids did up in the farmers field in the fifties. we only had enough kids for 8 players on each side, so the hitter had to hit to right field or left and center. we were missing an outfielder.

    maybe he’ll just cancel the dh against right handers.

  52. AAA January 22nd, 2013 at 9:08 am

    The kid is young enough that they should be able to get him out of any bad habits he may have picked up.

    ========================

    Like Alexei Ramirez has?

    Plate discipline. You either have it or you don’t. I know nothing about this kid and could be generalizing a little too much, but the old “you can’t walk off the island” adage seems to apply to a lot of the Cuban hitters, young and old, who make their way out. They don’t strike out much, but they get themselves out a lot.

  53. AAA January 22nd, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Cespedes says hi.

    ========================

    We’ll see if he says it again.


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