The Indians are set to announce a seven-year contract extension for Fausto Carmona today. His deal will extend to 2011 with club options through 2014.
This could be a signal that the Indians have given up on the idea of keeping C.C. Sabathia after the season. Not necessarily, of course. But do they have the resources to sign two starters to long-term deals?
If he gets on the market, the Yankees figure to be serious players for Sabathia. Don’t forget, the Yankees will be clearing a ton of salaries after the season including Jason Giambi and the $11 million wasted on Carl Pavano.