Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Bronx can CC Sabathia

Although only 99.9% official at the time of this post, it appears as though C.C. Sabathia will finally be heading to the Bronx. The deal is reportedly for 7 years and 160 million dollars. The Yankees first offer was proposed around November 14.

C.C. Sabathia finally accepted when the Yankees through in an extra year and an extra 20 million dollars than the offer that was on the table for quite some time.

So how much will this impact the Yankees? Well CC was a Cy Young winner in 2007 and there is no reason for this not to help the Yankees. Even though ideally, CC Sabathia would prefer to be in California, I do not think it will effect his focus.

This is when fans find it nice that there is no salary cap since this deal would use it all up or go over it.

The only thing Yankee fans need to hope for is that Sabathia does not fall under the pressure. Sabthia received the largest contract for a pitcher in history. He really wanted to pitch in California and for an extra 20 million dollars he came to New York. Was it just for the money? Maybe. He has never been on such a big stage before.

But then for those who like players who are loyal, was Sabathia loyal? We thought that money would not speak loud enough for Sabathia and despite what the Yankees would give him he would stay in California. Just when we thought Sabathia would stay true to himself, he did not. Yankee fans at this point don't care. But maybe they will.....

I guess we will have to see what Sweeny Murti has to say about it on Sports Heaven with Mark and Evan this Sunday December 14th at 8pm ET.

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