I C the Trading Market for CC Sabathia

Sean MatraiContributor IOctober 25, 2008

He was Mr. Indian last year. When he came to the Brewers in July, he was Mr. Brewer. Where to now, you ask? I'll answer that for you.

I've narrowed the list down to five teams where he could go, but before that, there are a couple of things you should consider about trade and the way it works.

1. Market: If there is another pitcher that can do just as much good as for a team as Sabathia, and cost cheaper, that can factor in to where he goes.

2. Money: If you want Sabathia, you have to have the dough he wants. He's going to want a lot of money, so a team like the Royals could not afford him.


OK, here are the five places where he could go to:


1. Dodgers

They're pretty rich, and Colletii looks like he'd make that move since CC Sabathia's a free agent. At this point, there's nothing the Dodgers cannot afford, since they made moves for Blake and Manny in midseason, which allowed them to get to the postseason. Unfortunately, they suffered a horrific loss to Philadelphia.


2. Mets

Well, he would fit well here, especially since Perez will probably not return to this ball  club, as well as Pedro Martinez, who will be definitely leaving. The Mets definitely have the money for it, and Omar will probably be looking for the panacea to this crisis, with two season-ending collapses in a row. Since they already have Johan, Sabathia would definitely improve this rotation.


3. New York Yankees

This is more of an "if," because it's if Hank won't be lazy about relying on his lower farm to improve the season. Will Hank make the move? Maybe next year. Sorry Yankee fans.


4. Boston Red Sox

They have the money for him. It would add support to John Lester and Daisuke Matsuzaka. Boston would have a stronger rotation and will probably do in the Yanks next year. Why not make this move?.


5. Milwaukee

Goes back here? Well that's actually a laugh in itself. Milwaukee fired their manager, Ned Yost, in September. They were beaten by the Phillies 3-1 in the NLDS. He is not coming back and it is still a question of can they afford him.