Monday, October 31, 2011

CC Opts In! TRICK "or" TREAT?

CC Ya Next Year In Da Bronx!

CC Sabathia has decided against opting out of his current contract with the Yankees, a decision that comes as a surprise to many in the industry. However, CC has recently and often expressed his love for New York and the Yankees organization.  Sabathia thanked the Steinbrenner family and said, “my goal the whole time was to be able to finish my career as a Yankee…I look forward to seeing everybody out at the ballpark next year.”

In December of 2008 Sabathia signed a seven-year, $161 million contract, but had the option to opt out of the last four years of the deal.  As a former Cy Young winner and ALCS MVP, Sabathia was a key piece to the Yankees 2009 World Series team, and has been an All-Star each of the last two seasons.  Sabathia has clearly established himself as one of the most dominant pitchers of the decade.

CC and his wife Amber do a significant amount of charity work in the New York area and together have established the PitCCh In foundation.  The foundation aims to aid in the development of inner-city youth by building their self-esteem through education and athletics.  The foundation will host the CC Challenge, an exciting team race through Manhattan, on the 12th of November.  Visit for more details on the event.