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    CC says he won't "even consider" opting out

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/0...#disqus_thread

    Sabathia Does Not Intend To Leave New York

    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 24 at 3:39pm CST]

    C.C. Sabathia told Mark Hale of the New York Post that he won't "even consider" becoming a free agent after 2011, even though his contract allows him to do so.

    "I'm here," Sabathia said, pointing out that his kids go to school in New York, where he lives all year. "Hundred percent."

    As Ben Kabak of River. Ave Blues explains, Sabathia’s contract looks like a seven-year $161MM deal, but it’s actually “a three-year contract for $69MM with a player option for four years and $92MM.” As Kabak points out, the opt-out gives Sabathia leverage he could use without actually leaving the Yankees. For example, he could ask for another guaranteed year or re-negotiate the contract completely.

    The Yankees are presumably eyeing Cliff Lee and they can count on Phil Hughes, A.J. Burnett and Joba Chamberlain even if Andy Pettitte retires, but Sabathia’s presence in the rotation matters immensely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Nicholson-Smith



    ...it’s actually “a three-year contract for $69MM with a player option for four years and $92MM...


    That is a freaking super nice deal for Sabathia.

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    CC's here to stay

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    Gotta love an unselfish player like cc, he loves this city and the team. If pettite retires and we do sign lee, does Nova make his was into the rotation???

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrebetCT1192 View Post
    Gotta love an unselfish player like cc, he loves this city and the team. If pettite retires and we do sign lee, does Nova make his was into the rotation???
    I'm not going to say CC's selfish, as everything you hear about him is that he's a fantastic teammate, but him not leaving with 4/$92M left on the contract has nothing to do with unselfishness. He wouldn't make that much on the open market if he did opt out. The only reason he was ever going to opt out was because he hated NYC, and that clearly doesn't seem to be the case.

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