Guest Post: "Yankees Pitching Options for the 2020 Season" by: Derek McAdam

With the retirement of CC Sabathia at the conclusion of the 2019 season, the Yankees will be faced with a decision on who will replace the 39-year-old southpaw. With a free agent market with several interesting names available, the Yankees have several options on routes to take.

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Milestone Watch: Will CC Sabathia Hit 3000 K's vs. Diamondbacks Tonight?

Milestone Watch: Will CC Sabathia Hit 3000 K's vs. Diamondbacks Tonight?

At the end of the 2018 season, CC Sabathia stood at 246 Wins and 2986 Strikeouts. As there were rumors about a potential retirement after the seasons end, Sabathia resigned with the Yankees on a 1-Year/$8 Million deal, with two goals in mind:

250 Wins to be the 48th most pitcher wins in MLB history & 13th for Left-Handed pitchers

3000 Strikeouts for 17th in MLB History* & 3rd All-Time for LHP* (*CC is already 17th Overall and 3rd LHP on the Strikeout list.)

As we head into another Sabathia start this evening against the Arizona Diamondbacks, he is currently sitting at 247 Wins and 2997 strikeouts.

As 250 Wins is literally unobtainable in this game, lets try and predict, inning-by-inning, if/when CC Sabathia hits the 3000 K milestone tonight. (CC has also stated that he wants to also hit a home run tonight, although I can’t predict those odds.)

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Three Up, Three Down: Predictions for the 2019 Season

At long last, the regular season is finally upon us. The Yankees’ final Spring Training game has been played, the 25-man roster is set, and all that’s left to do prior to the season is to make some armchair predictions. Unlike in years prior, in which I had made predictions about each position group on the team, I am going to format this year’s predictions differently. Below, I have assembled a list of 3 players who I think will achieve full season statistics above the value predicted by ZIPS, 3 players who I think will fall short of their ZIPS projections, and some random short-form predictions. Without further ado, here are my predictions:

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