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December 10, 2008 10:30 AM

Yankees Land CC Sabathia


Yesterday, Brian Cashman, the GM of the Yankees, left the winter meetings in Las Vegas to track down CC Sabathia and meet with him in San Francisco. Apparently it worked.

The New York Post is reporting that the large left-hander is packing his packs and signing with the Yankees.

After three straight days of face-to-face meetings between GM Brian Cashman and Sabathia, the big lefty decided he wants to spend the next six years of his career as a Yankee. The decision came late last night after Cashman flew to see Sabathia at his home in San Francisco. By the time the meeting was concluded, Sabathia had informed the Yankees New York Yankees that he had made his decision to call New York his baseball home, the Post has learned.
The deal is not officially done, but there are "zero major road blocks" to stop the deal (though, Sabathia would still have to pass a physical).

ESPN's Buster Olney said that in order for the deal to happen, the Yanks "added a seventh year to their original six-year, $140-million offer, bringing the total package to seven years and $160 million -- by far the biggest contract for any pitcher in history."

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