Jan
16

CC Sabathia joins Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports

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CC Sabathia has left Legacy Sports to join Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports, the agency announced. Here’s a photo of him signing the contract. Someone needs to give CC a sandwich or a Ring Ding or something.

Sabathia is under contract with the Yankees for what feels like an eternity — through 2016 with a vesting option for 2017, if you must now — so switching to Roc Nation isn’t going to impact any upcoming negotiations or anything like that. Unlike Robinson Cano last year, the move won’t create any headaches for the team, at least not right away.

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29 Comments»

  1. JGYank says:

    Now I want Starbursts (check the photo)

  2. TWTR says:

    I think his presence helps them recruit other athletes and could raise CC’s off the field profile, if he wants that.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner says:

      Pretty much that. There’s not many more baseball pay days for CC.

      • RetroRob says:

        I will take the optimistic route. He’s a lefty, still has good velocity, is a pitcher and not a thrower. Have no idea what happened last year, but I’m betting on a comeback. Not to peak CC, but still a quality starter. He might have another pay day in front of him.

        This also might have more to do with marketing.

  3. Westside Coach says:

    He will want to market CC in some “global way” and want CC and him to be compensated for it. Not just endorsement fees, but from NY. For increasing the value of the brand. Sorry Jay-Z not happening

  4. dkidd says:

    the candles are a nice touch

  5. roy says:

    Does this mean that CC will switch from the Knicks to the Nets?

  6. Barry says:

    How much longer must we endure this jay z bullshit?

    • gageagainstthemachine says:

      I laughed HARD at the one commenter who claimed the White Sox are ready to contend now….hell, even the Yankees haven’t been making that claim this offseason and they have to be a hell of a lot closer than them. If Tanaka chooses the White Sox of all teams than not a damn person in the baseball world can claim they know anything about anything going forward.

  7. Bobby says:

    He writes with his right hand?

  8. bobmac says:

    CC we hardly knew ye. AKA who cares?

  9. RetroRob says:

    Jay-Z looks bigger than CC.

  10. Chip Rodriguez says:

    Damn, CC’s really been shedding the pounds. Fantastic.

    • lightSABR says:

      Looks weird, doesn’t he? But I agree – in the long run, this has to be a good thing. If he can just get his mechanics straightened out.

  11. The Great Gonzo says:

    Starbursts, giant ash tray, red solo cups, backdrop is a couple of curtains, two Dollar Tree candles lit…

    TIL Roc Nation Sports Global Headquarters looks like date night at an NYU dorm room. I have to imagine knowing this does not threaten Scott Boras too much, as I envision his office to resemble Ari Gold’s.

  12. Silvio says:

    Jeez! not sure I like this svelte CC. He looked a tad emaciated last (bad) season. Now this! Bones Sabathia.

  13. Kiko Jones says:

    So, MLB wants to rid the sport of PEDs but it’s cool for former drug dealers to represent players?

  14. Claudell says:

    “Hey bro, I can get you a fat contract in an out-of-the-way town where barely anyone cares about baseball.”

    “Where do I sign?”

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