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The nightmare scenario this offseason for the New York Yankees was losing CC Sabathia in free agency. On Tuesday, the Yankees made sure that didn’t happen when they gave Sabathia a $122 million deal over five seasons.
Last year, CC Sabathia held together the Yankees starting rotation. He was a Cy Young Award candidate for the entire season and finished with a 19-8 record and a 3.00 ERA.
Not only is CC Sabathia a great pitcher, his durability makes him even more valuable. In his three seasons with the Yankees, he has pitched at least 230 innings in each campaign.
Since he’s already 31 years old, the Yankees are taking on some risk with this deal. It’s entirely possible that CC Sabathia’s best days are behind him. That said, the Yankees simply could not afford to lose him this offseason.
CC Sabathia, New York Yankees (Image: TSN.ca)
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New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia won’t be testing the open market after all.
The burly left-hander announced Monday that he has agreed to a contract extension to remain with the Yankees.
Sabathia will reportedly receive a new five-year, $122 million contract, according to ESPN sources.
Sabathia had the option of opting out of his current deal, which had four years and $92 million...
By signing CC Sabathia to a new five-year, $122 million contract, the Yankees filled the slot at the top of their starting rotation.
It's just been announced on Twitter (by Sabathia himself, nonetheless) that the Yankees ace would NOT be opting out of his contract to become a free agent, and would remain a Yankee. No immediate word on whether or not his contract was reworked. Sabathia was scheduled to make $23 million a year for the next four years of his contract (2012-2015).
Sabathia was ranked first on...
Yankees weren't about to let their only bonafide starting pitcher go
CC Sabathia decided not to opt out of his contract and agreed to an extension with the Yankees, according to reports. Updates to follow.
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Joe FBy Joey Bats Fitzgerald All is good in Yankee land. Last night at 12:00 CC Sabathia could have opted out of his contract with the Yankees. This clause was [...]Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists
NEW YORK (AP) - Three days before the opening of the free-agent market, the Cleveland Indians acquired pitcher Derek Lowe from the Atlanta Braves for minor league left-hander Chris Jones on Monday in the first significant trade of the offseason.Rather than become a free agent, CC Sabathia agreed to a ...
It's that time of year again. Warming up the hot stove, it's time for the All Free Agent Team. Since the end of the World Series, the only transaction that may have affected this roster was CC Sabathia re-signing with the New York Yankees.
C: Ramón Hernández
Although he hasn't played in over 97 games since 2008, he shines over his competition. Defensively, Hernández...