The New York Post's Joel Sherman is reporting that Sabathia has accepted the Yanks' 6-year, $140 million offer to make him the richest pitcher in history, after Brian Cashman met with him for the third day in a row. (Update: CC is getting a 7-year, $161 million deal. Yikes!)
According to Sherman:
Cashman had met with Sabathia on both Sunday and Monday in Vegas. He then slipped out of the Winter Meetings yesterday to fly to San Francisco to meet again with Sabathia and also this time Sabathia's wife, Amber. It was in this meeting that Sabathia fully expressed that he wanted to come East and play in the AL, that he wanted the responsibility that comes with being the big man for the biggest team.Squawker Jon is going to have a fit!
I had been trying to be optimistic that Sabathia's apparent reluctance was a negotiation ploy, but Jon had been teasing me, both on this board and in public, that CC didn't really want to be a Yankee.
Fortunately, it looks like money still talks. CC seemed to be the Yankees' Plan A, B, C, and D this year, so getting him is of course vitally important to their future.
But Squawker Jon isn't the only person in my life who will be unhappy about this signing. My cat C.C. is a bit peeved as well. She doesn't like Sabathia's aversion to punctuation marks, and she's also not thrilled that somebody else with her name is coming to town. Oh well.
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