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Yankees resign Sabathia
8 months ago  ::  Nov 06, 2018 - 7:01PM #1
laurenf2
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The New York Yankees have reportedly re-signed veteran left-hander CC Sabathia to a one-year, $8-million contract, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.

Sabathia is coming off of a one-year, $10-million contract with the Yankees signed in December of last year. The 38-year-old authored a 3.65 ERA and 4.16 FIP over 153 innings.

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8 months ago  ::  Nov 06, 2018 - 10:53PM #2
newinn
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not excited

8 months ago  ::  Nov 06, 2018 - 11:40PM #3
dixieyank
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Nov 6, 2018 -- 10:53PM, newinn wrote:


not excited



The only part of this deal that worries me is 1) roster spot and 2) a lefty, when there are 2 lefties on the FA market that would be huge upgrades over CC (Happ and Corbin).


Just gonna wait and see how this all plays out before judging it. But retaining Gardner and CC ain't moving the needle, that's for sure. 


8 months ago  ::  Nov 07, 2018 - 12:43AM #4
Yankees
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Not sure why they decided to sign him so quickly, I doubt any team was in a rush to sign an old lefty with knee problems.  Yankees FO seriously has a hard time letting long time Yankees go when they're clearly past their experation date.  I love CC but enough is enough.

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8 months ago  ::  Nov 07, 2018 - 6:22AM #5
GottaGoToMo
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Don't really understand this ... then again CC is a good leader on the club ... so maybe that was partly the reason.

8 months ago  ::  Nov 07, 2018 - 6:36AM #6
Stewie
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So smart in some ways, and so dumb in others.  This isn't a sentimental script for an old-timey baseball movie, this is a business, this is reality, and this decision is...questionable.  What's next?  They're going to give Ellsbury an extension?  They offered him a reduced contract and he accepted it, which means that all parties concerned acknowledge that he's on a downward trajectory and is expected to surrender more runs than ever before.  Is this how to build a world championship?

8 months ago  ::  Nov 07, 2018 - 6:55AM #7
yankoldfan
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Not understanding these early signings, Gardner, and now CC ?? Yankees knew both of these guys wanted to come back and should have waited until they kicked the tires on other choices before signing either  ???Undecided

8 months ago  ::  Nov 07, 2018 - 7:12AM #8
bumper
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Nov 7, 2018 -- 6:55AM, yankoldfan wrote:


Not understanding these early signings, Gardner, and now CC ?? Yankees knew both of these guys wanted to come back and should have waited until they kicked the tires on other choices before signing either  ???




that's what i would have thought. not like there would have been a lot of demand for either. on the other hand, as far as management was concerned, these were "no brainers", so they got the signings out of the way to concentrate on more important things. also perhaps it was a respect thing (which they've earned), instead of letting them dangle, they signed them first thing.


once again these were easy moves - not the thinking outside of the box, forward thinking that i would have liked to see. but as long as cc is a #5, he works in that position. not worried about 3 lefty starters if they get corbin & happ as the red sox proved. gardy hopefully will play better as the 4th outfielder and might keep him strong all season. fielding wise, he's still among the elite, still puts up pesky ABs and runs the bases great. now let's get down to the real business ... 

8 months ago  ::  Nov 07, 2018 - 7:24AM #9
Stewie
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What drove this decision?  Sabathia finished the season with a face plant.  From August 29th on, including the playoffs, his ERA was 6.19.  And now, he's a year older and weaker.  Great move, Hal.

8 months ago  ::  Nov 07, 2018 - 9:36AM #10
Lola
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Nov 6, 2018 -- 10:53PM, newinn wrote:


not excited




Gardy and CC... not excited at all!

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