ESPN’s Buster Olney is the guy to go to for baseball knowledge, particularly when it has to do with that team that plays in pinstripes in the Bronx. Well, Olney branched out a little today, giving out the inside scoop that LeBron James just might be headed to New York in 2010. Alright, we know that you’ve read that one before … 10 times. What you haven’t heard is that CC Sabathia is more likely to seriously consider a move to the Yankees because he figures old buddy LeBron will be in town soon.
(The owner on the left wants to give CC more than $100 million.LeBron wants him to go to New York. Smart money’s on LeBron.)
That’s right, not only is LeBron a Yankees fan, his own presumed move to the Big Apple for marketing reasons might help land his favorite team their biggest offseason target. As Olney notes in his ESPN blog, James and Sabathia have hung out in New York together in the past, and their kinship was forged in being transcendent stars for two teams in the same city. Why not just transport the city, rather than wait for conditions to conspire to bring them back together again.