Why CC Sabathia Deal Should Not Be Praised by New York Yankees Fans

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Why CC Sabathia Deal Should Not Be Praised by New York Yankees Fans
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After agreeing to a contract extension through 2016, CC Sabathia will be in the Yankees' rotation again, giving hope to some who are clinging to the pitcher's good numbers and past play. But what fans should know is that this deal isn't necessarily a good one.

In signing Sabathia, the Yankees are trying to chip away at a roster problem. When it comes to starting pitchers, New York is aiming for a short-term solution with long-term consequences

Sabathia doesn't add to the lineup or provide the change that the team needs. He keeps it the same team—a team that couldn't move out of the American League Division Series in 2011.

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