MLB Trade Rumors (one of my favorite sites on the web) has posted a, well not a trade rumor, but a rumor about the Brewers offering CC 4 years and $100 million to continue to slay Pirates at Miller Park.
This comes from an Atlanta writer (naturally):
The figure I’m hearing that Milwaukee might offer C.C. $100 million for four years. They’re hoping that by going with fewer years and more per year, they can keep him. He’s indicated to friends a serious interest in staying there, he liked it so much. The Brewers might help their chances of signing him if they pick up the option on Mike Cameron, who’s a good friend of CC’s.
This is certainly 2 years fewer than he's looking for, but the average $$ per year is probably a little more than he'd realistically get in a 6-year deal from most clubs. Except that the Yankees could give him $150 million over 6 years - why not? The question is does he want to play for the Yankees?
Look, picking up the option on Cameron is a good move, regardless of whether CC likes him or not. But that definitely helps. Can the Brewers even trade Prince if CC re-signs?
I'm still putting the re-signing of CC in the "not terribly likely" category, because at the end of the day I don't think the player can walk away from a couple of more years and $40-$50 million. But at least it seems like the team is going to give it a shot.