A late report from Tom Haudricourt’s blog cites a Newsday article that claims Yankees GM Brian Cashman left the Winter Meetings to meet with the Sabathia family in San Fracisco, reportedly to talk Mrs. Sabathia into moving to New York. If this is true, Cashman has met with Sabathia three consecutive days.
Many New York writers take this third consecutive meeting as an indication that the Yankees and Sabathia eventually will do a deal. I can’t say I disagree.
This is a bad indication, but - as we’ve all become aware - CC Sabathia isn’t the protoypical modern athlete, and this might not be a telltale indication of Sabathia’s departure, but might just be a meaning. I guess we’ll see what happens.
Unless New York plans to pull its offer in the coming days, I don’t understand CC’s motivation to sign quickly.