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December 12, 2008 9:25 AM

CC Sabathia's Salary Crunch

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As you no doubt have heard by now, CC Sabathia is taking his crooked hat and large waistline to the Bronx next season, agreeing to a $161 million deal with the the New York Yankees. In 2008 alone, he'll earn $23 million. That's such a preposterous amount of money that it can be tough to fully wrap your mind around it. Fortunately, ESPN has created and fun (and depressing) game to help you understand: The CC Sabathia Salary Crunch!

In the time it took me to write this, Sabathia would have earned roughly $437.60. That's for about 10 minutes of work. According to that lil' ESPN gizmo, at my current salary, I will need to work 709.88 years in order to make CC Sabathia's annual salary.

Nope, not comically demoralizing at all.

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