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Sabathia expected to opt out of Yankees deal

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08:49 AM ET 10.08 | CC Sabathia is expected to decide to opt out of his seven-year $161 million contract, unless he and the Yankees agree to an extension beforehand. But assuring a 31-year-old starter six or seven more seasons is a major commitment, especially considering Sabathia already has pitched for 11 years and weighs 300 pounds. That said, he is still young, and his last seven years have been spectacular.

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October 8, 2011  08:51 AM ET

Not surprised. Given the dearth of available starting pitching, he'll easily get more than any other starter.

The Yanks are put in the same corner they were with A-Rod a couple of years ago. Except this time, there will be other significant bidders in the process.

October 8, 2011  08:52 AM ET

Dammit, I just noticed this is a NY Post article. Guess he won't be opting out....

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October 8, 2011  08:55 AM ET
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Surprise, Surprise - not.... This guy is 31 - large - and a power pitcher. He may get the money - but a long term deal - would be madness....And to get it out of my system - again - BOOOOOOYAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

6 years, 160-180 million-ish?

October 8, 2011  08:57 AM ET

He doesn't seem to have any financial downside by opting out.

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October 8, 2011  09:00 AM ET

Lex

Congratulations on your win last night, what a great game last night. CC was the man last night. The only point I started to wonder about the outcome was the botched third strike by Molina. So many times, it seems, that is how a big inning gets kicked off.

October 8, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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He may get the money - but a long term deal - would be madness....

<Albert and CC laugh maniacally>

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October 8, 2011  09:05 AM ET

No kidding.

October 8, 2011  09:05 AM ET

I hate it when people bring up C.C.'s weight! He has been around the same weight his whole career and is a low health risk!

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October 8, 2011  09:08 AM ET
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I hate it when people bring up C.C.'s weight! He has been around the same weight his whole career and is a low health risk!

His weight hasn't been an issue up to this point. However if he is still 300+ as he approaches 40, that may be an issue.

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October 8, 2011  09:12 AM ET
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His weight hasn't been an issue up to this point. However if he is still 300+ as he approaches 40, that may be an issue.

His knees have a certain shelf life. The pounding of a power pitcher who weighs well in excess of 300 pounds will wear faster than someone in shape,.

October 8, 2011  09:13 AM ET
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Wouldn't go over 5 years - but I could see the numbers you espouse.

Yanks panicked and gave A-Rod 10 years, 300 million a few years ago. No reason to think they won't panic again.

October 8, 2011  09:15 AM ET
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Yanks panicked and gave A-Rod 10 years, 300 million a few years ago. No reason to think they won't panic again.

Maybe they've learned from that.

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October 8, 2011  09:18 AM ET

This isn't a big surprise. I don't know of many high profile players that have an opt out that don't use it. Though guys like Drew, Burnett and Arod haven't been as great after opting out though they sure made more money.

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