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C.C. Sabathia, still a Yankee. Wonderful news.

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1 Jon DeRosa   ~  Oct 31, 2011 8:06 pm

From the earlier one, I am psyched that he didn't opt out and did it this way. This is pretty much the best I could have hoped for.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2011 8:11 pm

Absolutely. Completely agree. I really like C.C. and am happy that he's sticking around. Also, it gives us fans one less hot stove headache, doesn't it?

3 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 31, 2011 8:19 pm

It lasted about as long as I figured it would

4 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2011 8:28 pm

And while on the pricey end, it's a fair extension. Yankees get some injury protection. CC gets more time and $$.

5 Dimelo   ~  Oct 31, 2011 8:35 pm

Yay! So glad, he's staying. CC has been one of my favorite free agent signings. He didn't even drag this out, he really handled this well.

6 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2011 8:42 pm

4) Costly, sure, but I'd rather pay him the bucks and years over Cliff Lee.

7 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 31, 2011 8:46 pm

This is very, very good news.

AROD II: Electric Boogaloo, it isn't.

Welcome, err, back fat man?

Now, go out and get the Hurling Darvish and call this an offseason ...

8 knuckles   ~  Oct 31, 2011 8:55 pm

Props all around for not letting this turn into any kind of circus. He wants NY, Cashman wants his ace. Done deal.

9 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2011 8:56 pm

9) It is amazing to see the relative tranquility in the Bronx compared with the nuttiness in Boston.

10 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 31, 2011 8:59 pm

[7] I'm so happy too! But I won't tolerate even the SLIGHTEST dig at Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, you best take that back!

11 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 31, 2011 8:59 pm

[9] I was thinking that too. Major props to Cash-Money for keeping the ship steady.

12 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 31, 2011 9:05 pm

[10] Actually, that was a dig at Apocalypse Now II: Electric Boogaloo, so we're all good up in the hizzy!!!


13 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 31, 2011 9:20 pm

[10] Nice! This great news has got me feeling clean and fresh..almost "Aqua Fresh"! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HsPt7EpaBA

14 RIYank   ~  Oct 31, 2011 9:57 pm

This is great. I mean, I think it's better than if he just said "Nah I won't exercise the clause". Right now I want that extra year.

Does anyone understand how the "vesting club option" works? Or is that a matter of details they just haven't released yet?

15 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 31, 2011 10:18 pm

Major kudos for the title of this piece Alex .... just perfect!

16 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 31, 2011 10:38 pm

[15] Not just the title, but the graphic too!

Great post, Alex!

17 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2011 11:30 pm

I would say considering how bleak the Yankees pitching would be without CC, this deal was as good as could have been expected... and the speed of the deal better than I could have hoped for.

It's basically 5/$122m ($24.4 AAV)
or 6/$142m if he has no arm/shoulder problems ($23.7m AAV).

It's a better deal then Cliff Lee, for a younger guy.

We look for a #2/#3 guy.
Maybe pick up a sloppy LOOGY.
What else?
There ain't that many holes to fill.
I'd like to hold on to Chavez and Bartolo.

Can Cashman come up with some more magic?
I like Gritner, but he's very tradable, as a low budget team with some quality prospects can afford him.

18 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 31, 2011 11:33 pm

A halloween treat. Great news for harmony in the clubhouse.

19 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 31, 2011 11:49 pm

[17] So your plan is ... create one hole to fill another?

No thanks, much better to sign Darvish or Wilson and call it an offseason.

20 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 1, 2011 1:32 am

I wonder how many media outlets are screaming "Fool!" right now? This is positive on quite a few levels and everyone looks good right now.

[19] I can now safely deal with a run at Darvish, though I don't expect nearly as much from him as others do. He's not the next Ichiro or Matsui coming to play every day in the outfield, so I'm not drooling at the prospects, but hey, the Yanks can afford a mistake with him so it's not losing as much as most other teams would. I do wonder if the team that does get him would not try to condition him a bit before he makes his debut. I don't recall if Dice K was treated that way or if they did, if it was long enough (not that it mattered as it turns out), but that would be my primary (but not only) concern if he were a Yankee...

21 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2011 5:47 am

[10] I'm so happy too! But I won't tolerate even the SLIGHTEST dig at Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, you best take that back!

Then perhaps you will appreciate this:


22 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Nov 1, 2011 7:35 am

[21] Speechless...

23 Sliced Bread   ~  Nov 1, 2011 8:55 am

yeah, great headline and pic, Alex.
Good news. Good news.

24 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2011 9:41 am

Huzzah! I had a feeling he wouldn't opt out.

Good news all around. But, what do the Yanks do next? Part of me thinks, Darvish aside, the answer might be "nothing, really". I think I'm OK with that.

25 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2011 10:01 am

Sheehan likes the deal:


26 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Nov 1, 2011 10:02 am

1. Alex, that headline is why yer da man. Had a little cough-laugh there.

2. The cherry on top was the video CC posted. A small move, but a class move.

[24] You know that training camp scene in Major League where they put Tom Berenger in full gear and throw dirt balls at him until he's too exhausted to move? Substitute Jesus Montero and that's what they do next, with maybe half a day off for Christmas. :)

27 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 1, 2011 10:56 am

[21] From downtown... Yesss! >;)

28 T. Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2011 10:58 am

Well, see. I got my wish not to see CC opt out. Granted the Yanks being proactive probably helped, but hey, I'll take it.

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