Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Fundamentals of our Economy are Sound....for CC Sabathia

The Yankees have made their move on one Charles Constantine Sabathia* as they have offered a contract of 6 years and $140 million. This is slightly larger than the contract the Mets offered Santana last year. First offers tend to not get accepted, so I would expect those 140 millions to be met with a few more millions to make it a lot more millions than I'll ever see. I don't see another team ponying up the money, because not too many other teams with money are that desperate. The Cubs, Red Sox, Angels, Dodgers don't need pitching that badly, and the Angels and Dodgers are already working on big money contracts for free agents of their own while the Cubs are working on possibly signing the Big Unit and are still in the Peavy sweepstakes. However, the Dodgers have reportedly withdrawn their offer to Manny though they are still negotiating with him. The deal was for 2 years at $45 million with an option year for $15 million. The Red Sox are oddly quiet though they tend to be that way when plotting their communist agenda. Theo Epstein has reportedly been in meetings with mother Russia, which has been taking away from his trying to sign Varitek to a deal. In other news, Pettitte is still a free agent.

*May not be real name.

8 comments:

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com said...

You're right - the RS are oddly quiet. Perhaps Theo has been taken hostage by some faction that wants to keep Varitek.

raven said...

Theo the Men Eating Shark will never give Varitek a Posada-like contract even if the kidnappers threat to dehair his whole body with 3M Packing Tape.
And I still prefer Santana to CC.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I'm with you on Santana over CC, but Santana would have cost too much in prospects plus the money they'd have to give him. I like CC because he's a free agent.

Jane, do you think they'll re sign Varitek? I wonder what the catching market looks like.

Roberto Alejandro said...

the catching market looks like YOUR FACE! Oh snap, even on your own blog you are not safe from getting faced! Merry Christmas little brother.

Fred Trigger said...

did anyone else notice that they yankees sold Rasners contract to a team in Japan?

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com said...

Red Sox fans want Varitek to be re-signed - for much less than Boras is asking, of course. They want him to "mentor" the young pitchers, especially Dicey-K, who has trouble finding the strike zone.

Roberto Alejandro said...

Rasner asked to be sold to Japan, and the Yankees facilitated the deal. He will be scouting pitchers for us while he's out there.

Jay Banks said...

Panem et circenses - I think people want and need games in these days, to draw away their desperation, so investing into a "hero" is a good choice for every club!
Regards,
Jay