Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin said by making Sabathia an offer "we just wanted to make sure he knew how much we appreciated what he did for us and how much we'd love to have him back." Melvin doesn't know where the offer will lead, but he said it was a one-time offer made by owner Mark Attanasio to retain a top-echelon player and that nobody should think if they don't land Sabathia that the money earmarked for Sabathia would go toward another free agent. "This is a special case," said Melvin. "We won't do this for anyone else."
I really like C.C. Sabathia as both a person and player. Manny Ramirez wouldn't consider leaving 10-15 million on the table, but I think a guy like C.C. will..
You can live on 150 million, you don't need 165, damnit