BaseballCC Sabathia to end career with Yankees, agrees to one-year deal by Gregg Snyder November 7, 2018 New York Yankees General Manager, Brian Cashman, has not been shy in stating the organization will look to upgrade its starting rotation this offseason. Cashman began to implement his plan on Tuesday as the Yankees and veteran lefty CC Sabathia agreed to a one-year, $8M contract.The deal will assure Sabathia ends his career in pinstripes. The left-hander confirmed on a podcast with Brandon Steiner that he plans for 2019 to be his final season.Sabathia will fit in the Yankees starting rotation behind Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka, giving the team three quality arms.In 2018, Sabathia finished with a 3.65 ERA through 29 starts. He threw 153 innings and struck out 8.3 batters while walking three per nine innings. Despite being on the higher end of age range for starting pitchers, Sabathia continues to make batters miss. His swing and miss rates in 2018 were his highest since 2012.The ideal scenario would be to have Sabathia as the fifth starter. In order for that to take place, Cashman will need to add more quality arms. In addition to his performance on the field, Sabathia has always been a great member of the clubhouse. That’s not to be overlooked when keeping a young team in line.The Yankees have been tied to multiple names in their search for starting pitching. J.A. Happ joined the Yankees near the trade deadline and proved to be one of their most consistent starters. He is now a free agent and Cashman has said he hopes to re-sign him. There will however be some competition, mainly from the Toronto Blue Jays, the team that traded him to New York.Fellow free agent lefties, Patrick Corbin and Dallas Keuchel have been mentioned by many as potential targets. On the trade front, the Cleveland Indians Corey Kluber and Seattle Mariners James Paxton may be available for the right price.Current internal options for the Yankees rotation include top prospect Justus Sheffield, Chance Adams, Jonathan Loaisiga, and Domingo German. Post Views: 1,149The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsGregg SnyderLatest posts by Gregg Snyder (see all) ITZ Staff Makes Super Bowl LV Predictions. Which team wins? Who is MVP? - February 5, 2021 Jets And Nike Create New Jersey High School Girls Flag Football League - February 3, 2021 NJ Sports Photographer, Lauren Guillen, Raising Funds For Local Youth Holiday Gifts - December 11, 2020 President Trump Awards Lou Holtz With Medal of Freedom - December 3, 2020 Related TopicsBaseballBrian CashmanCC SabathiaFeatureluis severinoMasahiro TanakaNew York Yankees Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! UFC Long Island: Ticket & Fight Card Info by Kristine Haugsjaa | posted on May 31, 2017 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 The Story of the NHL’s First Armenian, Zach Bogosian and His Biggest Fan by Anthony Paradiso | posted on September 12, 2020 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video)On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video)On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... The Yankees are Looking to Bolster their Rotation Could Bryce Harper be the Yankees new first baseman?