Wait, I know exactly what they wish to accomplish. Thankfully C.C. Sabathia is savvy enough not to get pulled into the contrived drama of it all:
Some Yankee fans view Indians' ace C.C. Sabathia, last year's AL Cy Young award winner, as the perfect target for the team when the lefty becomes a free agent next year.
Sabathia, though, says he's not thinking about the future, unless it applies to this season with the Indians. He wouldn't bite on questions about the possibility of one day becoming a Yankee, saying only, "I'm focused on playing this season in Cleveland."
Would he like to re-sign with the Indians? "In a perfect world, of course," he said yesterday. "I've been pitching here since I was 17. We'll just see what happens."
Asked about New York, he said, "New York is fine. We only go a couple times a year."