CC Sabathia has decided against opting out of his current contract with the Yankees, “settling” for the original seven-year, $161 million contract he signed in 2008. The deal has an option to opt out four years in. Many baseball analyst thought he would opt out and shop for an even bigger contract in free agency, but Sabathia reiterated that “My goal the whole time was to be able to finish my career as a Yankee…I look forward to seeing everybody out at the ballpark next year.”
Sabathia also said on Twitter, “Yankee fans, I’ll be here fighting for number 28 next year!”
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Betting Analysis: Obviously, this is great news for anyone betting on the Yankees to win it all in 2012. Sabathia is a former Cy Young winner and ALCS MVP, also was a key piece to the Yankees 2009 World Series team, and has been an All-Star each of the last two seasons. With him coming back to an always powerhouse roster the Yankees get back one of their few go-to pitchers on their rotation.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t solve the rest of the Yankees pitching woes.
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