Sabathia Cuts Off Talks

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Indians pitcher C.C. Sabathia has decided to table contract discussions until the end of the season, according to his website. I am sort of surprised he wouldn't want to get a deal done but if he can make at least 130 million dollars on the market, it is understandable. Especially because teams like the Dodgers, Yankees, and Red Sox with a lot of spending money will be looking for starting pitchers next off season. Sabathia, who went 19-7 with a 3.21 ERA and 209 K, has said before he would like to stay in Cleveland, but because the Tigers have improved so much this off season with young talent, he might want to play for a team with a better chance of winning. Who knows, maybe he just wants to focus on baseball. Maybe he has other intentions. However, some pitchers do not do well when they are pitching without a contract, and he might feel extra pressure if he struggles. Personally, I think he will stay with the Indians. The Indians have the money, they just need to meet Sabathia half way.


Anonymous 9:32 PM CST  

See yah in the Bronx CC. Sabathia, Wang, Joba, Hughes, IPK... What a rotation!


Anonymous 5:29 AM CST  

depending on this year, pettitte might want to pitch in the new stadium. whether that is an improvement over ipk or not is another question though

and horne is knocking on the door with AJ burnett potential... and AJ Burnett control

KevinGillman 3:57 PM CST  

I'll tell you what, give us Hughes and we'll give you CC.

Anonymous 11:50 PM CST  

No need Kev he'll come to us, our money anyway. No need to trade the franchise for him. He'll be next to him not swapped for him.


KevinGillman 10:05 PM CST  

you know, I still think CC could sign with the Indians. Hafner did the same thing, by not talking contract when last season started, but that doesn't mean a deal can't be ironed out at some point during the season. But I also don't see him going to the Yankees. If CC were to go somehowere else, it would be out west where he is from and he also loves to bat, so it would be in the National League. I would bet money on it.

Anonymous 2:19 PM CST  

How would you like this moving into CitiField in 2009: Santana, Sabathia, Pedro, Maine, Perez.....
that might be a dynasty pitching staff with FMart patroling left field....

Anonymous 6:50 PM CST  

does one pitcher make the mets fans that excited to choke again!? roflmao