In the Bellagio Hotel to meet with Yankees brass on Sunday night, free-agent pitcher CC Sabathia ran into Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti and told him he wants to be a Dodger, Colletti said on Monday.
Colletti didn't reveal any more of the conversation, but he allowed there's "a possibility" that the Dodgers could enter the mix for the native Californian, who hasn't accepted a three-week-old offer from the Yankees of six years and $140 million.
Obviously, Sabathia and his agent desperately want more bidders to join the party and drive up his already-healthy asking price. But it begs a good question: Would Sabathia be a better investment for the Dodgers than Manny?
There will be no Sabathia wigs and the chances of something just crazy happening will go down, but in pitcher-friendly Dodger Stadium Sabathia could be a force. He might mean more wins than Manny, and he gives you a hard-to-beat starter for the playoffs. But I don’t think Sabathia sells nearly as many tickets.