Found October 14, 2011 on hardballchat.com:
C.C. Sabathia could opt out of his already lucrative contract with the New York Yankees this offseason. After seeing what the market has become for solid starting pitching, Sabathia knows that he can reach the salary level of pitchers such as Cliff Lee and countless others. While it is far from a guarantee, Sabathia is certainly expected to exercise his opt out clause. Judging by the size of him lately, it may be the first thing he has exercised in quite some time. I know he said that he lost 30 pounds last offseason. That was great. But did he find 40 pounds during the regular season? Dude looks huge! But regardless of his size, and all joking aside, Sabathia does stay in fantastic shape for someone his size. He is the ultimate workhorse, as he considers starts where he does not finish the game unacceptable. C.J. Wilson of the Texas Rangers is a free agent this offseason. That is a fact, as there is no opt out clause involved. Wilson will simply be an unrestricted free...
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