No new news that Sabathia is a California guy. That dream house hasn't yet been purchased or ground broken. Everyone and their grandmother knows that the Yanks will be aggressive in courting Sabathia. Hank's said as much.
The latest scuttlebutt heard on Sunday is that Sabathia does not want to go to the Yankees, who are nonetheless expected to make the biggest bid for the free-agent star.
A person close to Sabathia said a few days ago that the pitcher does indeed prefer to play in California "if all things are equal'' but also insisted that Sabathia has become "more open-minded'' about playing in one of the other 17 states, provinces or districts that have major league baseball. That person said that as recently as two years ago he couldn't have envisioned Sabathia choosing anywhere outside California but now could see it.
So will Sabathia sign for the highest amount and call all of these writers "misinformed" about his dislike/disinterest in the Yanks? Or will he be true to his heart and signs a lesser deal in an area that makes him most happy?