'I'm all-in': Sabathia joins Yankees

Updated: December 18, 2008, 11:35 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Ten minutes after New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman left the home of CC Sabathia last week, Sabathia phoned Cashman.

"I'm all-in," he said.

With those words, Sabathia committed to a seven-year, $161 million deal with the Yankees, a record amount for a pitcher.

"I think this is the best place for me to try to win a championship," Sabathia said Thursday, on his way to the news conference where he was formally introduced, along with right-hander ...

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