“CC Sabathia is going to be a Yankee, The NY Post has learned exclusively” — [Joel Sherman, New York Post]
After three meetings with Brian Cashman this week, the final meeting late last night at CC Sabathia’s home in San Francisco, with CC and his wife Amber, proved to be the charm for the New York Yankees.
As reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, in the early morning hours of the Winter Baseball Meetngs in Las Vegas, CC Sabathia informed Brian Cashman that he has decided that he wants to pitch for the Yankees. The reported deal is for [at least] “Six Years / $140 Million, which is the largest contract ever for a pitcher in baseball history.
Sabathia still must pass a medical physical; so, unless there are some unforeseen issues, this deal is done. CC Sabathia is a Yankee.
In a lot of ways the signing of Sabathia vindicates the Yankees decision not to make the trade for Johan Santana last year. It would have cost the Yankees at least four players, including some of their top prospects, plus a hugh amount of money, to bring Santana to the Bronx. The Yanks decided to wait a year to sign an “ace” starting pitcher, and the wait was worth it, as CC Sabathia will now be at the top of the Yankees starting rotation for at least the next six years.
This is the “great news” all us Yankee fans have been waiting to hear for about a month now. Much credit has to be given to Yankees GM, Brian Cashman, and the whole Yankees Organization for making this excellent move happen.
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