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13 thoughts on “Sabathia to report “in the best shape of his life”

  1. just thought about this…

    knowing what we know about the state of the rotation for this year, would it almost be better for cc to have a "down" year so as he doesnt opt out of his contract and then be dominant cc for the rest of the contract or for him to be his usual cy young worthy self and opt out and force the yankees to sign him to a new deal…

    as a fan, i obviously would rather want him to do well and help the team out this year, but if 2011 is really a rebuilding year, the down CC might not be a terrible idea. i would hope that he's true to his word and doestn opt out and the yanks win the world series, but this 30 lb loss thing tells me he's thinking about it…

  2. I hope that Hughes, Burnett, and some combination of Nova/Banuelos/Brackman/Betances/Mitre (just kidding about that last one) do fabulous, CC opts out, and the Yanks don't resign him…I'm still nervous about that back end of the contract. (People cite David Wells as a guy who could pitch heavy and out of chape…but for every Wells, there are 20 Bartolo Colons…)

    Of course, that would never happen…the Yanks would be under presure to resign CC.

  3. so far, CC has all the leverage here if he opts out. he's been EXACTLY as advertised when they signed him. i can't help but think of the Goodfellas line…."Rotation's in shambles? A-Rod's contract hanging heavier by the year? Payroll steadily escalating? F*** you, pay me."

  4. Why would CC opt out? Who else is going to pay him $23M? he's already employed by the Federal Reserve of baseball…