Yankees Make Offer to Sabathia

Buster Olney is reporting on ESPN radio that the Yankees have tendered an official offer to C.C. Sabathia for 6 years and slightly more than $137.5M.

There are no web links to support this, but it is being reported on 1050 ESPN Radio and on XM MLB 175.

If true, the only surprise is that it’s not 7 years / $150M …. though the Yankees may be willing to go that far. While I doubt another team will top that offer, I stand by my feeling that the Mets can and should get in on the bidding.

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