Sabathia on same conditioning program as last offseason


Via Jack Curry, CC Sabathia is using the same conditioning and nutrition program this offseason that he used last offseason. Insert Cap’n Crunch joke here. Sabathia lost 30 lbs. last winter but gained most, if not all of it back during the season. As far as we know, there are no weight clauses in his new contract extension, but that’s not terribly surprising. Hopefully Sabathia does a better job of keeping the weight of next year, but I remain unconvinced that it had much impact on his pitching anyway.

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  1. Nesto says:

    He could a cannibal for all I care, whatever keeps that arm golden.

    • Brian S. says:

      I would actually prefer if he was a cannibal.

      • Mike says:

        To quote the great charlie kelly, it would be pretty cool if he ate people, don’t you think?

        But really, it was girardi’s ingenious plan of having a 6 man rotation in which 2 lousy pitchers (hughes/burnett) were given the opportunity to “save” CC from the extra time. He’d probably be even better if he was pushing 375.

  2. JohnnyC says:

    I miss those commercials with Santana and ZZ.

  3. dean says:

    If I were the Yankees, I’d worry less about his weight and more about making sure he stayed on regular rest next year.

  4. OldYanksFan says:

    Being fat rarely helps an athlete.

  5. Jesse says:

    Funny I’ve yet to see Rainbow Connection come on here and troll about CC’s weight…

    • Rainbow Connection says:

      What else is there to say? If he doesn’t care about his own health (for his sake or his family’s sake), then fuck him. It’s not my money that’s being spent on him.

  6. Thomas Cassidy says:

    He’s been pretty damn good while being fat. Let him stay fat.

  7. Esteban says:

    The cookie monster diet?

  8. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Yeah let’s actually let him gain weight while he ages. He’ll obviously still be the best pitcher in the league and if you disagree then fuck you.

  9. mike c says:


  10. ChooChoo says:

    His excess weight absolutely impacted his overall performance this past year. By virtue of being fat, his heart is pumping blood through his veins many extra miles and working harder than it would if he was in optimum shape. He is breathing harder when his heart is doing this and he simply is unable to make use of all of his tremendous God given talent. This is an elementary matter of physics and especially comes into play late in games and late in the season.
    He is great but could be much greater if he wasn’t obese. His BMI easily classifies him as obese.

  11. Genghis says:

    The problem with the extra weight isn’t with his current performance. It’s the extra wear and tear he is putting on his lower body, most importantly his knees and hips. An athlete is going to wear those down in any case, and the extra weight will accelerate that.

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