CC courting C.C.
Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is already recruiting Rays LF Carl Crawford to join him in Yankees pinstripes next season.
The two are close friends and Sabathia told Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal, who likely will have more during today's national TV broadcast, that he's already working on him.
“I joke around with him all the time about that — all the time,” Sabathia said. “I told him I’ve got an extra room in the house, whatever he needs.”
Rosenthal writes that the list of potential suitors for Crawford "is staggering" and includes the Yankees, Red Sox, Angels, White Sox, Astros, Rangers, Braves, Giants, Dodgers and, possibly, the Mariners, Tigers, Reds and Cubs.
He also writes:
"Crawford for his part, isn’t sitting at his locker pondering all of his free-agent possibilities. But he is aware that next offseason, he will be Baseball’s Most Wanted.
“I can’t wait to see how it’s going to play out,” Crawford says. “It should be exciting, really exciting. I’m just going to try to embrace it all, soak it all in and enjoy the moment.”
Though the Rays and Crawford both say they remain hopeful of working out a deal, Rosenthal concludes:"Tiger Woods stands a better chance of being named "Husband of the Year" than the Rays re-signing Crawford to, say, an eight-year, $120 million deal."