Assuming for a moment that the Yanks “overbid” offer will win Sabathia’s affections, the Yanks are looking to make a very expensive offer for a station car:
The Yankees, according to several industry insiders, spent yesterday preparing an offer – perhaps a five-year deal worth about $80 million – for Toronto righty A.J. Burnett. This would come after they offered Milwaukee lefty CC Sabathia a six-year contract worth between $140 million and $145 million.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if they went to five years with [Burnett],” a baseball executive said of the Yankees. “[Ryan] Dempster is going to sign back with the Cubs for four years and $13 million per, and Burnett is worth more than that.”
Coming off a career-high in victories, the 6-foot-5, 230-pounder is easily the second-best pitcher on the free-agent market behind Sabathia, so $15 million to $16 million a season for four or five years isn’t out of the question.
I can’t wrap my feeble and fading brain around the concept of adding two pitchers for $220 million dollars.… Click here to read the rest