Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Sources: Yanks, Sabathia agree to deal
CC Sabathia will be a New York Yankee.

The Yankees reached a preliminary agreement with Sabathia on Wednesday, following an in-person meeting between general manager Brian Cashman and Sabathia in California, sources with knowledge of the deal told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

Sources told Olney that, to get the deal completed, the Yankees added a seventh year to their original six-year, $140 million offer, bringing the total package to seven years and $161 million -- at $23 million a season, by far the biggest contract for any pitcher in history.
What's that Pirates fans? The Yankees have apparently just signed a player that, unless he decides to sign elsewhere for even more money, will earn more money in one contract than the entirety of your alleged professional baseball roster over the next three seasons? No, I don't understand why people only follow the Pens and Steelers in this town either.


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