New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was on WFAN in New York with Boomer and Carton and he spent a lot of time talking about new teammate and former Seattle Mariners pitcher Michael Pineda:
On the Yankees getting Hiroki Kuroda and Michael Pineda in the off-season?
"I am so excited to be able to have those guys on the staff. Watching Pineda last season was unbelievable with what he brings to the table and not only that he throws hard. He throws strikes. He doesn’t walk a lot of guys, especially in our park you don’t want to get behind and throw some fastballs over the plate with our short porch in right field, so I’m most excited to see him work and see him fill up the strike zone and get us some wins.
Do you know Michael Pineda at all?
"I met him one time just really quick on the field in Seattle. Carl Willis was the pitching coach in Seattle, which was my pitching coach coming up all the way through the minors and the big leagues in Cleveland, so he introduced us, but I’m looking forward to getting down and having some conversations with him and getting to work with him."
What’s your first piece of advice to Michael Pineda?
"Just to relax. Just do what he has been doing his whole life and not to put too much pressure on himself. We got players around and you don’t have to go out and do too much. We got the offense. We got the defense. We got everything. You go out and do your job you got a good chance at winning."