"I think this is the best place for me to try to win a championship"


Ok, so I got a little PO'ed after reading this story. Does Sabathia really think that playing for the Yankees gives him the best shot at winning a championship? I'm not saying the Brewers would (LAA maybe?) but look at what the Yankees did after finishing 3rd in their division, 6 games out of the Wild Card and 3 games above fourth place Toronto. After many of their "stars" (Giambi, Abreu, Pettitte, Mussina, even Pudge) declared free agency, they traded for Nick Swisher(!). So, in CC's eyes, the Yankees have improved themselves enough with the acquisition of Swisher to pass the AL Champion Rays (whose team remained basically unchanged except for losing Cliff Flyod, Trever Miller, and now healthy Rocco Baldelli to free agency) and the Wild Card winning Red Sox (who have lost quite a few players from last year). Something tells me that money influenced CC's decision in some way.