The media is always in attendance at Yankee Camp, and all the attention centered on CC Sabathia.
Remember that Sabathia’s deal has an opt out clause after three seasons, so at the end of 2011 season. He can break his $161 million, seven-year contract and hit the free agent market.
Most Yankee fans probably hadn’t thought about the ace ever departing, why would anyone after CC said this during a Knicks game:
The media couldn’t wait a day to start baiting the team’s ace, but no one figured that his honest reply would change.
Well, it did as it is not what he said to the media, it is what he didn’t say that is concerning.
The whole thing is overblown, but I can’t deny that it did not leave a sour taste in my mouth.
Welcome to the 2011 season Yankee Fans.
- Yankees ace CC Sabathia not concerned about opt-clause (tsn.ca)
- CC leaves door open for possible exit (msn.foxsports.com)
- Sabathia dismisses contract opt-out as an issue (cbssports.com)
- Is Yankees’ CC Sabathia Really Thinking About Opting Out Of Contract? (sbnation.com)
- Sabathia Does Not Intend To Opt Out (mlbtraderumors.com)
- New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia doesn’t close door on opting out after 2011 (sports.espn.go.com)
- Sweeny: Will CC Opt Out? (newyork.cbslocal.com)