A baseball source told ESPNNewYork.com today that the Texas Rangers, currently one win away from a second straight trip to the World Series but likely to lose starter C.J. Wilson to free agency over the winter, are preparing to make a strong bid to sign CC Sabathia if the Yankees ace chooses to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract, as expected.This will probably make CC's inevitable extension with the Yankees a little more expensive, but that's probably it. I assume that there will be reports that a lot of teams will look to add CC by the time November and December roll around, but I still believe he ends up staying here.
"I hear they're going to throw a boatload of money at him,'' said the source, who requested anonymity, "But I think he'll stay with the Yankees. He's talked so much about how much he loves New York, and besides, the Yankees can't afford to lose him from that pitching staff.''
Friday, October 14, 2011
From Wallace Matthews: