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Morning Juice: Cashman & cash, man get CC to sign with Yanks

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This and every weekday a.m. during Major League Baseball's winter meetings, let's rise and shine together with the latest news and rumors of news coming from the Las Vegas desert. Today's Roll Call starts near San Francisco, actually, where Yankees general manager Brian Cashman signed CC Sabathia and is going after more big-name starting pitchers.

Deal of the Day: CC to Yanks; Opt-out clause key

Just when it looked like the Yankees might come away empty in the CC Sabathia sweepstakes, Cashman put on his best stalker suit and followed the gigantic left-hander to his home in the Bay Area. Cashman, who offered $140 million to CC almost a month ago, apparently helped ease Sabathia's fears about playing in the Bronx by adding another year and $21 more million to the deal. New York isn't as big and scary for $161 mil. What is big and scary: what the Yankees might do next.

Jon Heyman of SI.com says that the Yanks also might be fixing to sign A.J. Burnett and — AND — Derek Lowe. That would improve slightly on their 2008 rotation of Mike Mussina, Andy Pettitte and Darrell Rasner three times.

AND Derek Lowe? Heck, why don't they just sign everyone, as they did in the 2002-2003 off-season?

What's the deals?:

He said it: "If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere." — Frank Sinatra

Keep an eye out for 'Duk's dispatches from Sin City as the Stew keeps you informed on the fates of Jake Peavy, Kerry Wood and perhaps even Siegfried and Roy.

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