I was saddened to read that New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia would be entering alcohol rehab and miss the post-season.
Obviously both Sabathia and the club must have determined that his condition was serious enough to warrant missing the playoffs. The Yankees don't have a very deep starting rotation. After Masahiro Tanaka (who will start tomorrow night's AL Wild Card game against the Astros) you've got Michael Pineda, Ivan Nova, Adam Warren and rookie Luis Severino. You never know what you're going to get with any of them. I suppose you could put Nathan Eovaldi into the mix, but he's been having elbow problems and hasn't pitched in a month. The Yankees do have an outstanding bullpen with Dellin Bettances and Andrew Miller, but it does help if your starting pitching can go deep. (Although the same could be said of the Kansas City Royals as well).