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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...

Rangers on Sabathia: No way

My how quickly things change when you hit the Hot Stove season.  One day after a report said the Rangers were prepared to throw a bunch of money at C.C. Sabathia, a new report says the exact opposite.

Can The Indians Afford Not To Chase CC Sabathia?

Rumor has it CC Sabathia could opt out of his Yankee deal, can the Cleveland Indians afford to get into the chase? The rumor mills have the Texas Rangers putting together a sweet deal for Sabathia, The Cleveland Indians sure could use a pitcher as good as Sabathia. Problem is Cleveland doesn’t pay that kind of money. If the Indians really want to make a run at a championship...

Rangers GM remains mum about Sabathia rumors

DETROIT -- Rangers general manager Jon Daniels rolled his eyes in disbelief when asked to comment about an ESPN story out of New York that reported the Rangers were poised to smother Yankees' ace CC Sabathia in money if he opts out of his contract after the World Series. "I...

Opting Out

The Yankee Analysts talk about the elephant in the room in regards to CC Sabathia’s opt-out clause: Put yourself in the shoes of a Yankee executive. A player expresses family-related concerns during a contract negotiation which you address with an opt out clause. He then turns around 3 years later and uses that clause to extract a multi-year extension from you, despite the painfully...

Rangers to take a run at CC?

An anonymous source says the team might be willing to "throw a boatload of money" in Sabathia's direction to lure him away from the Yankees.

Wilson unravels after bad break, series returns to Texas

Before this series even started, I predicted it would be a six-game affair.  Both teams looked really strong, and I knew neither one was going to roll over and play dead.  Not this far into the playoffs.  And not after the seasons they had.  Naturally, I secretly hoped I'd be wrong and my boys would secure a World Series bid early ... especially after they jumped out to a...

C.C. to Texas?

Well the title speaks for itself. A source today reported that the Texas Rangers would be willing to spend "a boatload" of money for C.C. Sabathia if he decides to opt-out, which is expected by most at this point in order to make more money. The Rangers, who are one win away from their second straight World Series appearance, are going to have to dish out some serious cash...

Rangers ace Wilson roughed up by Tigers in Game 5

Cases of celebratory beverages were loaded onto a truck Thursday night outside the Texas Rangers' clubhouse. The bottles will have to stay on ice for a while.

Tigers 7, Rangers 5

Cases of celebratory beverages were loaded onto a truck Thursday night outside the Texas Rangers' clubhouse. The bottles will have to stay on ice for a while. C.J. Wilson had a lot to do with that. The Texas lefty was tagged for six runs in another poor postseason start and the Detroit Tigers won 7-5, trimming the Rangers' edge in the AL championship series to 3-2. The...

"We're Still in the Game"

C.J. Wilson, David Murphy, Michael Young and Nelson Cruz talk about Thursday's loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 5 of the ALCS. More at and
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