Wednesday, December 10, 2008

C. C. You in the Spring!

Holy crap it's been a little while since I've posted, hasn't it?

Well, when you're spending eight hours a day in the library researching medieval Nottingham...yeah, yeah...anyway...

According to multiple sources--Peter Abraham, ESPN.Com, and the NY Post, C.C. Sabathia is all but set to sign his Yankee papers.

No doubt, primal yelps of joy are sounding throughout all of YankeeLand, as he is by far the best pitcher on the market.

That said, a word of caution--one great free agent signing does not a team make, and there is word that he is looking for an opt out clause in the contract.

It's like getting that shiny brand new ipod for Christmas--it could be amazing, but if you don't care for it properly, bad things can happen.

Anyway. The important thing is that there's a new guy in pinstripes in the spring--and it's the one (most of us) all wanted.


In other Winter Meetings news, Francisco Rodriguez has signed a three year contract with the Mets. It's a good deal--K-Rod wants the money, the Mets need some semblance of a bullpen, even if one closer does not a good bullpen make.


  1. Good to see you back posting - you must be swamped.
    Onto to CC - I believe this is the first of at least 2 more pitchers to be signed by the Yanks. They seem intent on totally remaking the starting rotation and not relying on "the kids" (except for Joba).
    As for the opt out I am ok with that. If CC feels the need to leave after 3 years because he can't handle NY, we would all probaby want him gone as well. And he probably would not opt out for money because who has more than the Yanks!

  2. And what is wrong with Nottingham, may I ask? You should try a pint in Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem....since I went to Notts U, and was born 15 miles away, I admit to a slight bias!