Sabathia has been one (if not the most) consistent pitcher since the turn of the century. Sabathia has started at least 30 games every season since 2001 (save the 2006 season where he had 28) adding up to 2,364.1 innings pitched.
Statistically speaking, his ERA was one of the lowest in years, but his WHIP was one of the highest. Yet after his poor postseason showing, the Yankees must ponder the idea of whether or not C.C. is going to start to regress and break down.
So the question remains, if C.C. opts out of his contract, is he worth the huge deal he is seeking? After 355 career starts, it is tough to ascertain that his dominance will continue.
C.C. is a big man at 6’7" and roughly 300 lbs. That will lessen the wear and tear on his body, and he is only 31 years of age.
I believe that C.C. will continue to be a dominating pitcher in the next couple of years.