LADY AT THE BAT: Sabathia No Big Deal, Cano One To Watch

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sabathia No Big Deal, Cano One To Watch

There is nothing earth-shattering to say about CC Sabathia's awful Yankee debut yesterday. The only thing you can really say comes off sounding like a cliche when you say it: "It's just one game." But, it's true. Sabathia will get better. I'm not worried about him. If he turns out to be less than what was expected, the Yankees are stacked with pitchers to take up the slack. Yankee fans have nothing to worry about when it comes to pitching, so it doesn't make much sense to take CC Sabathia's temperature after every single start.

It makes more sense to take the temperature of Robinson Cano. After Cano's horrible start last year, which led to a disastrous 2008 season, it's extremely important that he get off to a good start in 2009. His bat is too important for him not to. He had a respectable first game, going 1-3 with 2 walks. He needs to continue to build on that. I'll be watching him closely during this early part of the season to see if he does. The Cano Counter on the sidebar will be updated daily, showing his progress, or lack thereof. Let's see if he can move forward and put 2008 behind him.


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