Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Yankees Get Sabathia

Well, it looks like the Evil Empire got their man. They backed up the Brinks truck for him, and the money was just too much to resist. It goes without saying, I really didn't want him in the AL East, but the Yankees really went after him hard and the fruits of their labor have paid off.

From Yankees general manager Brian Cashman left the winter meetings Tuesday and traveled to the San Francisco area to meet with CC Sabathia.

The New York Post reported on its Web site early Wednesday morning that Sabathia has agreed to sign with the Yankees. No other details were available.

New York made a six-year offer to Sabathia on Nov. 14 and met with him on Sunday and Monday. Cashman's daily briefing with reporters was canceled by the team Tuesday, with spokesman Jason Zillo saying, "Brian is off hotel property and unavailable for the rest of the evening."

Cashman's trip to California was disclosed by a baseball official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team didn't say where the GM had gone. Cashman traveled after being invited by Sabathia, the official said.
If I were him, I would have stayed in the National League; however, like I just noted -- the money offered was just too much to turn down -- and I guess I'm a little shocked that a deal was done so quickly.

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