Brewers Still Could Keep CC Sabathia
By By Jay Sorgi
Multiple reports are swirling about the future of free agent ace pitcher CC Sabathia and whether he'll remain a Milwaukee Brewer.
Those reports, including one from Journal Sentinel Brewers beat writer and Newsradio 620 WTMJ "Brewers 360" contributor Tom Haudricourt, say that the Brewers still have a chance to keep Sabathia in Milwaukee.
Brewers GM Doug Melvin met with Sabathia's agents for about 20 to 30 minutes on Monday.
The team currently has a five-year, $100,000,000 contract offer to Sabathia, but it might not be the last. There have been published reports saying that the team added a sixth year and an "opt out" option so Sabathia could leave the contract earlier.
Afterward, he was directly asked if his team remained in the Sabathia sweepstakes, his direct answer was, "yes."
Those reports say that Los Angeles Dodgers GM Ned Colletti spoke to Sabathia, and he relayed the message to Sabathia that he wants to pitch for the Dodgers.
The Yankees spoke with Sabathia both Sunday and Monday, with both New York GM Brian Cashman and former star slugger Reggie Jackson talking with Sabathia. They currently have the largest offer to Sabathia at this point: six years, $140,000,000.