After hours of unrelenting torture at the hands of the Associated Press, Hank Steinbrenner broke down tonight and revealed what the Yankees are up to.
Steinbrenner confirmed that Brian Cashman made an offer to CC Sabathia. Then he added: â€œAnd weâ€™re prepared to make offers to (A.J.) Burnett and (Derek) Lowe. Iâ€™m starting to become very optimistic. I think itâ€™s going to be mutually beneficial to us and for these particular players that weâ€™re after for them to join the Yankees.â€
Offers are a long way from acceptance. But if the Yankees are seeking Sabathia, Burnett and Lowe, are they prepared to leave Andy Pettitte by the side of the road? Or are they offering three, hoping to get two and then moving on to Pettitte?
One thing is fairly certain: They’re not messing around.