Wow, Sabathia's almost at 3000 Ks as well as being a handful wins off of 250. I'm a big fan of his career and believe he's a HOFer, but do not expect he will get the support for reasons. For me he's among the most interesting players of his era and one of the last of a dying breed, the 200+ inning ace (as noted by Passan in The Arm
, probably not because guys can't but because teams won't). In his prime especially he was just an amazing watch as a total package power LHSP capable of carrying usually very competitive teams on his back. https://amp.mlb.com/303599464-3000-stri ... s.amp.html
I was always a little more interested in him for two other reasons: 1) CC's probably the most successful athlete out of MLB's RBI program ever and 2) there was such a separation between fan perception of his body type (big fat guy) and the reality (one of the handful best athletes in the game at his peak). Guy was a 3 sport athlete in HS and considered one of the loudest talents of his draft year before being taken 20th overall with a big bonus. He was up for good at 20 where he quickly became an rotation anchor and was an established workhorse before taking it to another level at 25. He is going to have a very meaty and interesting baseball bio when it's all said and done. He and Zack Greinke are two guys I would vote into the HOF today if that were a thing, both seem lined up to be pretty controversial candidates.