CC Sabathia Can Hang With LeBron In New York

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.

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Prince Fielder in Royal Trouble Due To Dad’s Debts

Milwaukee Brewers slugger Prince Fielder has inherited a lot from dad Cecil - his powerful swing, his large frame, and now, his legal woes.

Prince Fielder

HOUSTONED crunches the numbers, as a Georgia financial company is suing Prince and also his grandparents in an effort to get back money owed by Cecil.

The problems started in 2000, when Cecil signed some leases with ORIX Financial Services to help finance his trucking company. However, Cecil defaulted on the loans in 2003, and ORIX sued to recover more than $1 million lent to the former Detroit Tiger.

Prince & the grandparents come in the picture because ORIX claims Cecil signed over ownership of his two houses to the relatives. The company says the move was made to hide assets, with the intent to “hinder, delay and/or defraud ORIX.”

Cecil Fielder

It’s not the first time Cecil’s money troubles came to haunt Prince. Once after a minor league game, the younger Fielder was tracked down by a process server and given papers, naming his dad as a defendant in another business-related lawsuit.

It looks like Cecil’s been a royal pain in the butt for Prince.