Sunday, November 16, 2008

C.C. Sabathia returns to Brewers

In a surprising move, Cy Young Award finalist C.C. Sabathia has chosen to resign with the Milwaukee Brewers. Coming off an impressive season in which he willed the Brewers into the playoff, Sabathia was thought to be the most sought after and valuable free agent, but he's not going anywhere.

The perennial all-star signed a contract Sunday worth a reported 44 million cheeseburgers over the next 5 seasons.

"We're just on the same page here," said an ecstatic Sabathia.

Just days after receiving an offer from the Yankees reportedly worth $140 million, the pitcher chose to stay put. Immediately after the mammoth offer was reported, Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin said they had overbid for the ace.

"$140 million is a lot of money. He's a reasonable guy, you just have to know how to talk to him," said Melvin.

In addition to the base salary, the contract is full of incentives, including an extra years worth of sausage for a Cy Young Award.

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