The Yankees took a mammoth risk with the new stadium. To field a pitching-deficient team would be unwise. So they paid whatever it took to secure Sabathia, who almost single-handedly got the Brewers to the postseason last year, the team’s first playoff appearance in 26 years.
“It is rare in a sport with 25 players on a roster to see one player have the dominant effect that CC Sabathia had for our team,” Attanasio said. “A premium player gets a premium price, even in this environment. That I understand.”
Let’s hope the businessman explains the basics to the baseball man.