Just a few years ago New York Yankees lefty CC Sabathia was one of the most feared pitchers in baseball. Now, at 33 years old, there is a chance his career will never get back on track. But would it actually be better for the Yankees if Sabathia wound up retiring? Some experts seem to think so.
At the height of his prowess, Carsten Charles (no, CC does not stand for “chewy center,” stop it) Sabathia was as dominant as any pitcher in the major leagues. He’s a six-time All-Star, has led the American League in wins twice (2009, 2010), helped the Yankees win the World Series in 2009, was the ALCS MVP that year, and won the 2007 AL Cy Young Award. On top of all that, he was (and still is) one of the most respected players in the game. But now he’s facing microfracture surgery on his right knee, and coming back from that is far from a sure thing.