Not that it's a shocker, but it looks like CC is going to accept the Yankees offer of roughly 7 years 160 mil. 7 YEARS! First off, I'd like to say thank you to little Steinbrenner. What a tool! I mean does he honestly believe that the Yanks are going to get 7 years out of Sabathia? Do they realize that the Brewers just rented him for 3 months and drove him like I would a rented Ferrari? I would beat the piss out of it, just like Ned did CC. Sure he's only 28 and probally won't drop off as fast as Pedro did in New York, but I can't imagine he will go injury free much longer.....especially in the American League that doesn't go to the pen as quickly as the NL. And they wonder why Boston has made them their bitch this decade......Boston manages their organization smart, while New York thinks they're in some sort of beauty contest. While Boston is letting guys like Nomar and Manny Ramirez go, New York is consistently wasting big time money on guys like Pavano, Kevin Brown, Giambi, Abreu, and now Sabathia. The strange thing is that when the Brewers offerred $100 mil over 5, NY offerred $140 mil over 5. Now I'm not a business major, but when I'm negotiating and I know that someone offers 100, I would probably come back with 105 or 110.....not 140. It's like they just want to say to everyone else that they have the biggest c*ck.
I also want to say that I'm somewhat glad that the Brewers didn't re-sign him. Sure it would have been great to have him at the top of our rotation, and it brings that much more excitement to the organization, but I think that our reach was farther than our grasp in this situation. I understand and applaude Attanasio for trying to compete with the big boys, but let's be realistic. If we give him 5 years and he goes Ben Sheets on our ass over the final 3, we are absolutely screwed. We can't afford to pay guys like that and not have them on the field all year. And I suspect that he will begin to have injury issues soon. Most pitchers do at some point......especially those that throw as hard as he does. We have too many holes to fill to go out and throw all of that cash at one guy. I would rather strengthen our bullpen and potentially go after some different starters at this point. It's a big year for free-agency in the MLB, so maybe Melvin has something else up his sleeve. If he was willing to go that far for CC, maybe he'll make some other big move. Hopefully it involves blocking the deal that sends Peavy to the Cubs. That makes me want to vomit!