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CC Sabathia: Will His “Out” Years Drag Down the New York Yankees?

duel between the Tampa Bay Rays' ace, David Price, and the Yankees' ace, CC Sabathia was basically a microcosm of the season-long fact that the Ray's ace is decidedly better than the Yankees' ace. And that 's in spite of the fact that the low-budget Rays pay Price less than half of what the Yankees pay Sabathia.

Which is one reason why the Rays will probably make it to the post season 2013, and the Yankees probably won't. And for reasons discussed below, this relationship may last into 2014 and beyond.

More to the point, Sabathia isn't even better than his own teammates even though he's paid much more money. According to FanGraph's measure of wins over replacement (WAR), pitchers Hiroki Kuroda, Ivan Nova, and Andy Pettite are all above ...

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