Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New York Post Calls It

After three straight days of face-to-face meetings between GM Brian
Cashman and Sabathia, the big lefty decided he wants to spend the next
six years of his career as a Yankee. The decision came late last night
after Cashman flew to see Sabathia at his home in San Francisco. By the
time the meeting was concluded, Sabathia had informed the Yankees that he had made his decision to call New York his baseball home, the Post has learned.

There are still minor hurdles to finalize, notably that Sabathia
must pass a physical. But after so much belief that Sabathia was
stalling because he wanted to avoid New York, he agreed to the largest
pitching contract in major league history, at least $140 million.


Chris said...

In the end money is all that matters but their is nothing wrong with that. CC will love NYC I picture him tearing up a Reuben at Katz's deli lol.

Best of luck to him he has earned this pay day.

E.S.K. said...

Money and rumored union pressure.

(I definitely would have taken the money)

PaulNoonan said...

This is where the union can really screw guys. Money isn't everything when you are making career decisions, but the union MAKES it everything in baseball. It need not be that way.

Chris said...

ESPN is reporting 7 years 160mil that is a lot of corned beef on rye.

Now the best part will be when he goes down with an injury this year and the NY Press goes on and on how the Brewers had him pitch 2 seasons worth of baseball in half a season.

You also have to give Hank S. credit he learned to swing the money hammer from his old man

And Paul is correct the Union cannot see the forest for the trees

Chris said...

another quick thought I am glad it is over and the Brewers can now move on and maybe make an addition that will not make ESK suicidal.

Mr A made a honest run at CC but who besides Boston and maybe the LA teams could compete with the numbers the Yankees were ready to accept.

E.S.K. said...

Not the least bit suicidal, my life is awesome! It does suck to see a team on the cusp of greatness dismantled before a serious run could be made.

Chris said...

Have you read any of your Brewers posts lately

E.S.K. said...

My state of mind does not hinge on the Brewers off season moves.

Mental stability is dope, you should look into it.


Chris said...

Ha you think you love your life I cannot remember when I as this happy must have something to do with not having a blog.