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The Yankees have not yet set a deadline for their $140-million, six-year offer to free-agent starting pitcher CC Sabathia, and according to someone familiar with their thinking, they have no intention to pull the offer anytime soon.

New Yankees boss Hal Steinbrenner was responding to a reporter's question when he said, "We made an offer. It's not going to be there forever.'' And all he meant was exactly that. Not forever.

It appears now that the Yankees aren't about to set a deadline -- at least not yet.
The Dodgers, Giants, Angels, Red Sox and incumbent Brewers all have interest in Sabathia. But to this point, no one has emerged to play in the Yankees' dollar stratosphere, and they remain the favorite to win the Sabathia Derby.

Everyone in baseball is closely watching what's going on with the Yankees and Sabathia because several other star players could be impacted by where he goes.

For instance, if Sabathia goes somewhere other than the Yankees, at that point the Yankees would more seriously consider making a major run at superstar first baseman Mark Teixeira, who's drawn interest from at least his own Angels plus the Nationals, Orioles, Red Sox, Giants and Mariners. Additionally, if they don't get Sabathia, the Yankees might have to intensify their efforts to sign Derek Lowe or possibly A.J. Burnett (at this moment, they seem more enthused about Lowe than Burnett).

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