The 31 year old, 2007 Cy Young Award winner has decided to stay with the Yankees rather than test the free-agency market, agreeing Monday to a new deal that adds $30 million and one season to his existing contract, giving him a package that pays $122 million over the next five years.
“My son loves it here. All my kids love it here. My loves it here, obviously, and I do, too. I love pitching for the Yankee fans and everything, so it was the easy choice,” Sabathia said during a conference call.
Obviously the money is a major reason CC stayed in New York, as any human being would be dumb to not take that kind of money that’s being offered to you. I’m not a fan at all of the Yankees, but the one thing you have to respect about CC though is he wants to pitch on the big stage and likes the pressure, which is exactly what any great competitive player would want. With all that money though, can you use it towards dropping some pounds though CC? But I digress.