C.C. Sabathia

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Yankees: Sabathia a Done Deal

(Newser) - Yankees officials are confident that pitcher CC Sabathia will sign with the team, the New York Times reports. The seven-year, $160 million deal is the priciest ever for a pitcher. Yankees GM Brian Cashman recently met twice with Sabathia in Las Vegas and again yesterday in San Francisco. Sabathia had... More »

Reasons Baseball's Hot Stove Is So Chilly

No surprise here: bad economy has slowed activity to a crawl

(Newser) - December is usually prime time in baseball's hot-stove league, but with the market seemingly frozen, Tony Massarotti lists reasons why for the Boston Globe:
  1. The economy. With the possibility of dipping revenue over the next year (or years), teams are reluctant to jump into long-term, expensive player contracts.
  2. CC Sabathia.
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Yankees Pitch Sabathia Record Breaking Deal

$140M 6-year offer for southpaw knocks rivals out of the park

(Newser) - The Yankees opened free-agent season yesterday by offering CC Sabathia the highest bid in major league history for a pitcher, ESPN reports. The 6-year offer for the southpaw, believed to be in the ballpark of $140 million, tops the $137.5 million deal Johan Santana signed with the Mets last... More »

Phillies Up 2-0 on Brewers

Victorino grand slam fires Phillies to 5-2 win as Brewers' batting dries up

(Newser) - Shane Victorino's grand slam off a weary C.C. Sabathia blasted the Phillies to a 5-2 win over the Brewers and a 2-0 lead in the NL championship series, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. The Brewers, who only managed three hits, will put Dave Bush on the mound tomorrow when Milwaukee... More »

Brewers Furious Over Denied No-Hitter

Team appeals official's single base-hit call on CC Sabathia

(Newser) - Lefty Milwaukee Brewers CC Sabathia threw a one-hit shutout pitching a complete game against the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday in a 7-0 victory. But instead of celebrating, the Brewers are furious that he was denied a no-hitter by an official's disputed fifth-inning base-hit call on what some say was an fielding... More »

Sabathia, Tribe Shut Out A's 2-0

(Newser) - C.C. Sabathia pitched a five-hitter and struck out 11 in the Cleveland Indians' major league-leading seventh shutout, a 2-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. Sabathia (3-5) extended the scoreless streak of Indians starters to 43 1-3 innings since Friday. He tied his season high for strikeouts,... More »

Indians' 6-run Rally Defeats Blue Jays

Blake, Francisco hit two-run doubles to spark big inning

(Newser) - Casey Blake and Ben Francisco hit two-run doubles in a six-run seventh inning to help C.C. Sabathia and the Cleveland Indians defeat Roy Halladay and the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 in a duel of Cy Young Award winners last night. Blue Jays center fielder Vernon Wells jammed his left... More »

Royals Rally to Beat Indians on Butler Single

Sabathia's shutout gets blown up with 4-run seventh inning

(Newser) - Billy Butler's single broke a tie game and keyed Kansas City's four-run seventh inning, leading the Royals to a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians and C.C. Sabathia last night. Sabathia (1-5) took a shutout into the seventh before the Royals strung together six hits against the reigning American... More »

Wang Leads Yankees to 1-0 Win at Cleveland

Righty outduels Sabathia thanks to Cabrera's homer

(Newser) - Chien-Ming Wang shut down Cleveland for seven innings and outpitched C.C. Sabathia, whose lone mistake turned into a homer by Melky Cabrera, to help the New York Yankees end a three-game slide with a 1-0 win over the Indians on Sunday. Wang (5-0) allowed four hits, struck out a... More »

Tigers Rout Indians Behind Renteria's Slam

Cabrera adds 5RBI in 12-2 shaming of Sabathia

(Newser) - Edgar Renteria hit a grand slam, Miguel Cabrera also homered and drove in five runs, and the resurgent Detroit Tigers roughed up struggling Cy Young Award winner C.C. Sabathia in a 13-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. Cabrera finished with four hits, and Renteria's fifth-inning slam... More »

A's Rough Up Sabathia, Indians 9-7

Reigning A.L. Cy Young winner gives up nine in 3-plus innings

(Newser) - Reigning AL Cy Young winner C.C. Sabathia gave up nine runs and 12 hits in his shortest outing in nearly two years, and the Oakland Athletics held on to beat the Cleveland Indians 9-7 on Friday. Sabathia (0-2) was pulled after 3 1-3 innings, his shortest start since yielding... More »

Eveland, A's Shut Down Indians

Oakland roughs up Bay Area native Sabathia early

(Newser) - Cleveland's C.C. Sabathia got roughed up in another disappointing homecoming and Dana Eveland allowed one run in seven innings to win in his Oakland Athletics debut, beating the Indians 6-1 today. Jack Cust hit a two-run double in a three-run first inning and Mark Ellis added a solo homer... More »

Cleveland Wins But Worries

Martinez injured; Sabathia, Borowski shaky in 10-8 triumph

(Newser) - Cleveland catcher Victor Martinez was injured in a second straight home opener, and ace C.C. Sabathia and closer Joe Borowski both looked shaky, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Nonetheless, the Indians prevailed against the White Sox, 10-8, on Casey Blake's three-run ninth-inning double. Chicago starter Mark Buehrle was downright... More »

C.C. Gets the Cy

Sabathia wins A.L. Cy Young over Beckett on strength of innings pitched

(Newser) - Leviathan Cleveland ace C.C. Sabathia won the 2007 A.L. Cy Young Award, edging out 20-game winner Josh Beckett of Boston, to whom he lost twice in the playoffs. Sabathia led the majors in innings pitched with 241, and became the first African-American pitcher to win the award since... More »

Indians Sweep Pivotal Series With Tigers

4-2 win moves team within 3 games of clinching AL Central

(Newser) - Last night's win over the Tigers was the Cleveland Indians' 20th in 25 games, raising them to a tie with Boston for the best record in baseball, and taking them one step closer to clinching the American League Central division title. Indians ace C.C. Sabathia improved to 18-7, and... More »

Indians Snag Division Lead

Sabathia first ALer to 14 wins; Tribe beats Minnesota to ace out Detroit in Central

(Newser) - In a showdown between two of the best lefties in baseball, Cleveland's C.C. Sabathia edged out Johan Santana of Minnesota for a 5-2 win, as the Indians took a half-game lead over the Tigers in the AL Central. Center fielder Grady Sizemore hit his 19th homer and drove in... More »

Tigers Pounce on Sabathia

Detroit ousts All-Star lefty after only four innings; Verlander dominates in 12-3 win

(Newser) - The Tigers shelled baseball's winningest pitcher last night, earning 7 runs off Cleveland's C.C. Sabathia in only 4 innings. Justin Verlander was dominant for Detroit, fanning seven on their way to a 12-3 rout and his 10th win of the season. Homers from Gary Sheffield, Placido Polanco, and Carlos... More »

Teams of 42s Honor Jackie

(Newser) - Players and coaches across the majors honored Jackie Robinson by donning number 42 on the 60th anniversary of the day Robinson broke the color barrier with his debut as a Brooklyn Dodger. The league officially honored Robinson at Dodger Stadium—a serendipitous choice, as five other potential venues were rained... More »

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