C.C. Sabathia Rumors: Thursday

8:15pm: According to ESPN.com, Hal Steinbrenner said Sabathia will have a deadline to accept his current offer. The Yankees made Sabathia a record-setting offer for a pitcher, but Steinbrenner said "it’s not going to be there forever."

2:22pm: SI.com’s Jon Heyman says the Dodgers, Giants, Red Sox, and Angels have checked in on Sabathia since the Yankees made their bid.  All four clubs face various obstacles.

9:26am: The latest on C.C. Sabathia

  • Ken Davidoff and Anthony Rieber pass along a Peter Gammons report saying Sabathia will not sign until after Thanksgiving.  Perfectly logical, though I cannot find where Gammons wrote this.  (I see he wrote that it will "take a while.")   Send me the link (ESPN.com, not Newsday) if you can help out.
  • Andrew Baggarly’s source says the Giants are "not in offer mode" with Sabathia. He does believe they will take a shot.

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