Always good when I get to use my go-to West Wing quote as a headline, but this time it feels a little different. I think I usually ask What’s next? as a rhetorical question. This time, I really don’t know.
It’s the first of November, and the Yankees have already addressed their most glaring offseason need. They’ve signed CC Sabathia to an extension, avoiding the opt out and keeping their ace under contract.
“The fans, the energy, everything it is to be pitching in New York, in the Bronx,” Sabathia said. “It’s just so much fun, and to be a part of this organization is a dream for me.”
But what does the organization do next?
At some point soon — possibly today — Brian Cashman’s new contract will become official, but that won’t be news, and it won’t be news when Rafael Soriano officially decides not to opt out of his current contract.
It’s the first of November, and the Yankees have most of their key pieces in place. So, honestly, what’s next?
“I don’t know what our biggest need is,” Sabathia said. “We’re a pretty good team. We’ll see what happens. I’m just glad to be a part of the organization and glad of being a part of their plan going forward.”
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