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Latest C.C. Sabathia Rumors

Posted on: July 1, 2008 11:42 am
Edited on: July 1, 2008 12:20 pm

We've entered trade deadline month, with Indians ace C.C. Sabathia front row and center.  Let's discuss.

  • Ken Davidoff has a nice summary of the situation, agreeing with Buster Olney's suggestion that the Brewers have the best mix of means and motivation to acquire Sabathia.  Olney's handicap yesterday ranked the Rays, Red Sox, Dodgers, and Cubs behind the Brewers (in that order).
  • Brewers GM Doug Melvin calls the speculation "just the same old rumors."  Still, Melvin would consider moving prospects for a rental and notes that his stacked Double A club has been popular with other clubs.
  • Yankees GM Brian Cashman does not sound like someone who plans to go all-in to get Sabathia.  Gammons says they've "lurked."
  • On the topic of the Cubs, ESPN's Peter Gammons writes, "They doubt they have enough to get Sabathia, although Hendry constantly touches base with Indians GM Mark Shapiro."  Regardless, Gammons expects the Indians to move quickly on Sabathia.
  • Gammons says the Rangers are out but the Phillies "shouldn't be overlooked."  The Rays?  They've lurked.

Since: Jul 5, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2008 7:13 pm

Latest C.C. Sabathia Rumors

Latest rumors are laporta, greene and 2 pitching prospects for sabathia and blake. They would most likely sign sheets im guessing becasue of his success. I mean this year because it is his contract year.

Since: May 31, 2008
Posted on: July 2, 2008 6:00 pm

Latest C.C. Sabathia Rumors

I agree with what you say. I do have some questions though, for instance, if the trade goes just like you said, would the Brewers keep both Sheets and Sabathia? Or if not who willthey get rid of. Answer that for me I'm curious.

Since: Jul 1, 2008
Posted on: July 1, 2008 11:48 pm

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I totally agree
C.C. Sabathia in my opinion when he is on which is right now he is the best pitcher in the MLB

Better than Santana, which was a waste of money to the Mets. He is overrated. He's better than Beckett,
Peavy, Webb, Volquez, and even Cliff Lee.

C.C. will be in pinstripes in 2008 and for years to come. GO YANKEES!!!

Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: July 1, 2008 11:41 pm

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I think that the Yankees have the right price to pay.

They have Melky Cabrera, Humberto Sanchez, Robinson Cano, Gardner, Ponson, and even Phil Hughes

Plus if the Yankees get C.C. Sabathia they have the $150 M he is looking for

Sabathia will be in pinstripes!!!

Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: July 1, 2008 3:18 pm

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no way they trade laporta  weeks and gamel  along with gallardo for that pile of crap

Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: July 1, 2008 12:42 pm

Latest C.C. Sabathia Rumors

Sorry to disappoint you, but the Yanks do not have enough to give in return for Sabathia.  The Brewers and the Rays appear to be the top teams.  The Dodgers also have the talent to pull off the trade, but they need a couple of pieces to make a run.  Thus, Sabathia will goto the team that is one peice away from the playoffs.  That is why the Brewers and Rays make the most sense with the Brewers the front runners.  It is unclear which players would be included in a trade with Sabathia, but here are some of the names being thrown around.

If a deal is done with the Brewers, it will include Bill Hall, who wants out of Brewville.  The Brewers need a 3B and an experienced bat, which leads to speculation that Casey Blake will be included in the deal.  Additionally, the Brewers are looking to add bullpen help, so Borrowski and Betancorts names are also being mentioned.  This has all the makings of a blockbuster trade.

Here is the latest rumors from Cleveland: Sabathia, Blake, Betancort and Shoppach for Weeks, Gallardo, LaPorta, Hall, and Gamel.

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: July 1, 2008 11:58 am

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We need Sabathia in pinstripes.

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