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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Unconfirmed report: Sabathia declines Yankees [Updated]

Update - 5:30 p.m.: Ken Rosenthal says there is no truth to this rumor, citing two sources.

From Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News (via MLB Trade Rumors):

It’s been confirmed to me that the Giants had discussions with CC Sabathia’s camp last night, and they expect to have face-to-face meetings with the left-hander in San Francisco after the winter meetings.

It sure must’ve have been a productive discussion, because word is that Sabathia has declined the Yankees’ six-year, $140 million offer. (I must stress that’s unconfirmed, but talk is spreading fast. If true, look for the Yanks to get hyper-aggressive on A.J. Burnett.)
Remember, as of now, it's unconfirmed. But like I said earlier, there's no use forcing him to sign by overpaying if he doesn't want to be here in the first place.


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