To review, we learned yesterday from Ed Price that the Indians are making one last effort to sign ace starter C.C. Sabathia. Now SI.com’s Jon Heyman has a new article on the ever-popular topic of Carsten Charles. A summary follows.
- Heyman’s sources believe the Indians will not commit to a fifth guaranteed year in their offer.
- At least a dozen teams are interested, and "every contending team but the Cardinals already has checked in with Cleveland."
- Heyman says Sabathia is believed to be seeking at least $125MM. But he talked to "a person who knows Sabathia" who believes the pitcher won’t try to wring out every last dollar and might not prefer New York.
- More doubt is cast on the idea of the Indians providing a window to sign Sabathia.