Yankees Rumors: Sabathia, Posada, Free Agents

One year ago this weekend, the Yankees re-signed manager Joe Girardi to a three-year contract. GM Brian Cashman got a new three-year deal of his own this week, and now the team will move forward with its offseason plans. Here's the latest from the Bronx…

  • Although Cashman will meet with CC Sabathia's agent this weekend, George A. King III and Joel Sherman of The New York Post report that the team is not overly optimistic about reaching an agreement about a new contract before their ace can opt out of the final four years and $92MM of his deal on Monday night.
  • "You hope he thinks long and hard about coming back and why he likes it here so much," said Girardi when asked by reporters (including MLB.com's Bryan Hoch) about the future of Jorge Posada. Earlier this month, more than 10,000 MLBTR readers said they expect Posada to retire.
  • Because so many big name free agents play positions that are already occupied on the roster, King says it's possible the Yankees will stay relatively quiet during free agency. They don't figure to chase Carlos Beltran or Michael Cuddyer because they will command multi-year contracts.
  • For more about what could in store for the Yankees this offseason, check out Ben Nicholson-Smith's Offseason Outlook. Tim Dierkes broke down the team's six arbitration cases in his Arbitration Eligibles series.

36 Responses to Yankees Rumors: Sabathia, Posada, Free Agents Leave a Reply

  1. MB923 4 years ago

    “You hope he thinks long and hard about coming back and why he likes it here so much”

    No I hope he does little to no thinking at all and retires. I respect him and for what he’s done, but it’s time they move on and lose another one of the core players and leave it down to #2 and #42 (who also may retire after next year).

  2. W. Michael 4 years ago

    Greedy. No baseball player should be paid 25+ million for one year (max 9 months) of work—unless they can hit home runs on cue, and perfect games every other week.
    They’re human and don’t deserve it.

    “Oh I’m doing the job I should be doing, but give me more money!”

    How many of you can say that to your boss?

    • start_wearing_purple
      start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

      Damn it, I’m going to have to do this speech again.

      Imagine if tomorrow every baseball player agrees to accept no more than $5M a year. Do you think ticket prices will fall? No the profit the owners get will rise. So why shouldn’t the players get their cut.

      • John 4 years ago

        Why would the players agree to that Bubba

        • start_wearing_purple
          start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

          Bubba? Really?

          • MB923 4 years ago

            It’s a troll. Calls me a loser and then calls you Bubba

          • start_wearing_purple
            start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

            Ah, makes sense.

          • wickedkevin 4 years ago

            You’re so silly, Bubba.

          • MB923 4 years ago

            Thanks Forrest.  Have you ever been on a real shrimp boat?

          • John 4 years ago

            Yea really

          • MB923 4 years ago

            I’m sure your mother is very proud.

      • slider32 4 years ago

        I agree, the Yanks are clearing 450 million a year, the fans are paying to see the players so if they make 20 million so be it.  Stock brokers get that in a bonus! The money does not make the player or the team just ask the Sox and the Phils they were shoe in this year and the Cards won. The MVP was Freese, last year the Giants won. The low budget Rays almost made the series two years in a row, there is parity in baseball, unless your one of the bottom feeders.

        • Did you say NY is clearing $450 M a year?

          Um, try $1.7BILLION

          • Yankees420 4 years ago

            You appear to be confusing the revenue stream per year of the Yankees – roughly 440 million in 09 according to Forbes (I couldn’t find a more recent and accurate article) with the total value of the Yankees team – roughly 1.6 billion according to that same article. 

      • Blame the Union

    • Suck it up, players have been getting paid way above the national average since the Yankees gave Babe Ruth 52,000 in 1922. Get over it. 

    • angryredmenace 4 years ago

      Did I miss an announcement or something? Who knew communism was back in vogue.

  3. Bob 4 years ago

    I have an idea!!! Let the “humble” players, “who don’t really care about the money”, take part of their $10-25 million per year contracts and subsidize the bloated ticket prices so we can all enjoy decent seats every now and then. The bottom line is that baseball is purely a money sport. I really don’t have a problem with people making money but honestly in the end it is the fans who pay contracts and we are lucky if they have a pin day or something for those in attendance. Which, by the way, only the first so many through the gates get one.

  4. why would girarddi want anything to do with posada..montero will be the dh..unless poada can be a bck up catcher hes useless..he cant run, hit for power..he walks alot but then he cant run and has no instincts..he clogs the basepaths..let him retire..he was fine as a catcher but he was no thurman munson 

    • Yankees420 4 years ago

      I agree that Posada should retire, but for what it’s worth Munson produced 44.4 WAR in his career, and Posada produced 47.6 WAR.  Granted Posada did it in 400 more games, but Munson posted a wOBA over .350 4 out of 10 seasons, while Posada did it in 10 out of 15 seasons.  (You could possibly count ’97 as Posada’s first season, which would make it 10/16 but I started with ’98, which was his first year with more than 60 games.)

  5. MB923 4 years ago

    In case he did not like NY or did not want to stay there. 

  6. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    It was reported that Cashman flew down to meet Sabathia and OFFERED the opt-out and to encourage him and his wife to sign on the spot and NOT continue to play the market. It was reported that the Angels were close to pursuing, and may have offered a contract to, Sabathia once they felt they were out of the running on Tex.

  7. MB923 4 years ago

    U MAD?

  8. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago


    “You hope he thinks long and hard about coming back and why he likes it here so much,” said Girardi when asked by reporters about Posada’s future.”… clearly written above.

    Hard for anybody not to get that impression.

  9. jwsox 4 years ago

    Because they didn’t want Randy Johnson/ Carl pavno all over again.

  10. MB923 4 years ago

    U MAD TOO? (Oh wait no, you’ve been happy since the Tigers beat the Yankees)

  11. MB923 4 years ago

    Sure you did

  12. MB923 4 years ago

    So now you’re an in the closet Rangers fan I see.

  13. MB923 4 years ago

    Thank you.

  14. MaineSox 4 years ago

    He’s clearly talking about Sabathia dude.

  15. Who cares.  The season is over.  Move on. 

  16. MB923 4 years ago

    Who said I did not move on? Going by my first post in this topic it’s clearly obvious I’m in a moving on mode.

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