Report: CC Sabathia to Sign With New York Yankees

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IDecember 10, 2008

Though nothing has been made official at, or even, on the Sabathia contract front, the New York Post’s Joel Sherman is reporting CC Sabathia has signed a six-year contract worth “at least $140 million.”

Sherman says the only minor hurdle in making this official is a physical. He seems pretty confident in the validity of his claim.

“Barring the unforeseen, Sabathia is going to be a Yankee. The Yanks scored the big prize for which they were hunting.”

As I’ve mentioned. I haven’t seen this anywhere else. But this announcement comes just after reports surfaced of Yankees GM Brian Cashman meeting with Sabathia for a third consecutive day. I’ll wait to react until it’s (viably) confirmed elsewhere, but this looks like a dark day in Brewers baseball.

When CC’s departure is made official, I wish him the best. He did so much for Milwaukee in such a short time and carried the Brewers on his left arm to the playoff promise land. I will never forget what he’s done for Milwaukee, and how he did it. I personally wouldn’t blame him for signing anywhere. He deserves it.

Update: FOX Sports senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal confirms the signing, but indicates it’s a seven-year/$160 million agreement. I view Rosenthal to be more reliable than anything The Post whips up, but we’ll keep the updates coming as years and money are made official.