According to a person familiar with the talks, the San Francisco Giants have been in touch with Sabathia's agent and are planning an offer in excess of the six years, $100 million Milwaukee has offered, though not as high as the Yankees' stratospheric six-year, $140 million offer.As I wrote last week, this seems like a good idea. Then again, it ain't my money, so that's pretty easy for me to say.
The Giants "want to show him they're going to be very aggressive," . . . The Giants believe Sabathia would rather pitch in San Francisco than in New York, and they're hoping they can make an offer that's close enough to the Yankees' offer to convince him to go there.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Sabathia Will Have Options
While CC has said that he will consider the Yankees' ginormous offer as he sups on turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, "a person familiar with the talks" is saying that the Giants are definitely on the scene: