It's pretty likely that C.C. Sabathia's wife Amber Sabathia was the deciding factor in CC signing with the Yankees. At one point in the offseason, Amber expressed reluctance in raising their kids in the New York area. CC called Yankees GM Brian Cashman and asked him to fly to San Francisco for a third straight day of contract negotiations, only this time with a twist. CC wanted Cashman to give the New York sales pitch to Amber face to face, and following the meeting, CC signed with the Yankees.
In other words, as a Red Sox fan, I am forced to dislike this woman.
C.C. Sabathia's and the former Amber Williams two were high school sweethearts and were married on June 9, 2003(yup, in the middle of the season). Together, they have three children together; one son, Carsten Charles(aka CC) III born in 2003 and two daughters; Jaeden Arie, born in 2005, and Cyia Cathleen, born in 2008. The two reside in Fairfield, CA in the offseason.