Whether you're somebody who's been singing the "CC isn't an ace" song for a while now or just a recent convert to the idea, we can all agree that these numbers from CC Sabathia's last 4 starts are just too ugly for words.
19.2 IP, 37 H, 27 R (22 ER), 10 BB, 20 K, 4 HR
That's a 10.07 ERA and a 2.39 WHIP. Pathetic is the only way to describe it and it's nowhere near ace-quality work from the guy the Yankees still call their ace. CC flat out isn't getting it done, he's not even competitive out there on the mound, and something needs to be done about it. Whatever he's doing between starts to try to fix things isn't working and it's time for Joe and the rest of the coaching staff to stop pretending it's not happening, stop waiting for things to correct themselves, and get to work on helping CC fix it. He's the worst pitcher on the entire staff right now, and diminished fastball or not that's not something any of us ever expected to see.