It appears the prize of the free agent market has chosen where he wants to pitch.
The New York Post reported early this morning that pitcher CC Sabathia decided to join the Yankees after GM Brian Cashman met with Sabathia at the lefty’s home in San Francisco on Tuesday. ESPN reported the sides are very close to a preliminary agreement on a 7-year, $160 million contract -- the richest deal ever awarded to a pitcher. The Yankees’ original offer to Sabathia was for 6 years and around $140 million.
According to both ESPN and the New York Post, only minor hurdles remain before the deal is finalized and a source told ESPN there are "zero major road blocks" standing in the way.
Cashman left the winter meetings in Las Vegas on Tuesday and traveled to the San Francisco for his third meeting with Sabathia in three days.