The End Of The Sabathia Era?

That could have been CC Sabathia's last game as a Yankee.

A lot would have to fall into place, so this isn't necessarily a "Fare thee well, CC!" update. The Yankees would have to lose the series, for one. And then Sabathia would need to opt out of his contract, which he can do after this season. He's due $92 million after this year, and he could want to see if he can get a little more guaranteed money as he advances in age. And then the Yankees would have to not be the team who gives him that money. It's unlikely we just watched Sabathia's last game as a Yankee.

But it could have been his last game. Weirder offseason things have happened, and there's another rich AL East team that might be in the market for an expensive starting pitcher that can double as a poke in the eye. Just throwing that out there, mostly to make Yankees fans gag a little bit.

If it is Sabathia's last start as a Yankee, what a weird finale. He couldn't throw strikes in the early going, but he was bailed out with an inning-ending double play in each of his first three innings. In the end, though, Brandon Inge and Ramon Santiago were too much for CC Sabathia. Read that last sentence back a few times. It makes you feel like you drank six wine coolers through your nose.

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