"At least we have a chance," Melvin said in a conference call with reporters, "whereas before, we wouldn’t have any chance with a pitcher of CC’s caliber. I do feel we will make him an offer, and at that point, it will be in his court."
Sabathia is the top free agent pitcher this offseason, and rumors already link the ace southpaw to a number of Major League teams including the Yankees, Dodgers, and Mets.
Sabathia will be eligble for free agency after the World Series.
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