Being that it is March and we are still in the throws of fake baseball, the phrase "it's only spring training" is a common one. Lately, it could be used to try and make sense of what's going on with CC Sabathia. It's only spring training, but right now that phrase probably offers little comfort after watching him struggle these past weeks. It would be less troublesome if there were any real hope that he actually was competing for his starting pitcher job over Ivan Nova. Odds are, he is not. That is what is so upsetting about seeing Sabathia struggle. Most of us know that he is going to be in the starting rotation over Ivan Nova, regardless of where either of them are in their respective careers. It's only spring training though, so we'll just have to wait and see. Meanwhile, Dellin Betances is still pretty good.
That bullpen though… #NYYSpring pic.twitter.com/dGl7snauTn— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 19, 2016
Comments of the Day
So it has been written.
GIF of the Day
We'll meet tomorrow, maybe.
Honorable Mod Mention
Shah wins for his excellent photo choice of the child judging all of us in yesterday's COTD thread.
- Who do you think would do better out of the pen: CC Sabathia or Ivan Nova?
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Song of the Day
Chapter Doof by Junkie XL
It's the end ofMarch Madness Week on Pinstripe Alley. We end this week with a track from the Mad Mad: Fury Road soundtrack, because it is awesome. As always, please link us your song of the day.
Feel free to use this as your open thread for today's game. The Yankees will take on the Atlanta Braves this afternoon. Michael Pineda will take the mound for the Yankees. The game will be broadcast on the YES Network and WFAN as well. You know, pretty much the standard broadcasting methods of the New York Yankees.
go yankees go baseball