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Will CC be better next year?

In Wallace Matthews' news story, Yankees GM Brian Cashman says that CC Sabathia will improve next season.

"We have hopes and beliefs that next year will be a better year for him and for us," Cashman said. "There's no point in having him make his last start with an injury."

In the Star-Ledger, Cashman pointed out to Andy McCullough that "Sabathia's 2.69 strikeout-to-walk ratio was nearly identical to his 2010 mark." In 2010, Sabathia was 21-7 with a 3.18 ERA. This season, he finished, 14-13 with a 4.78 ERA. His velocity was down from a tick below 94 in 2012 to a tick above 91 this season, according to FanGraphs.

Sabathia, 33, has three more years and $71 million on his contract. This can turn into four years and $96M if he stays healthy in 2016. All he has to do is stay off the DL for 45 days or less and not suffer a shoulder injury that season and -- cha-ching -- another $25M for the big man.

QUESTION: Will CC be better next year?