Though nothing has been made official at MLB.com, or even Yankees.com, 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.