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Turns out Sabathia is getting more from the Yankees than they initially planned. 'Sources' have it at 7 years, $160 million. Nice chunk of change (no pun intended).

Now confirmed by CBS Sports.

UPDATE 11:30 a.m. - the deal has an opt-out clause after three years, which was apparently a key to Sabathia signing. (h/t to MLBTR)

There will be plenty of analyzing the deal in the weeks to come, but there's finally something to talk about this off-season.

- The Yanks are planning to top Atlanta's offer for AJ Burnett, perhaps by guaranteeing a fifth year. Can you say Carl Pavano? I can but I hate to.

- Brian Cashman also made a two-year, $30 million offer to Ben Sheets.

- UPDATE 2:25 p.m. - Hank wants 'Manny in pinstripes.' I can't believe I actually agree with him. And he doesn't give a shit about his hair.


- Not to be outdone, Joe Gordon was elected to the Hall of Fame 58 years after retiring. He played for the Yankees from 1938 to 1946, losing two peak years to World War II, winning the 1942 MVP, and finishing with a career 120 OPS+, all while playing second-base, a defense-first position.