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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sheffield Wanted CC To Buy His House

Posted By on Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 4:32 PM


CC Sabathia's monster mansion in New Jersey is old news now. He took his ridonkulous $161 million contract from the Yankees and built a small city for his family.

What we didn't know until today is Gary Sheffield was trying to unload his own monster mansion on CC while the Sabathias were house hunting. From the Bats blog over at the New York Times:

As Sabathia, the $161 million Yankees pitcher, shopped for homes in New Jersey, Sheffield said Sabathia’s family toured his house. Alpine is a ritzy community where the likes of Chris Rock and Stevie Wonder live. Sheffield, the Mets’ outfielder, was unable to persuade Sabathia to move into his place.

“They liked the house,” Sheffield said. “But they just wanted something bigger.”

Yes, Sheffield's abode only registered 11,000 square feet. Sabathia's eventual digs came in at 12,000 square feet. Even when you're talking $12 million dollar houses, those extra square feet really matter. What if Joe Girardi needs a place to crash after he gets fired.

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