Sabathia up for Sportsman of the Year

He may not win the Cy Young (then again, he may — the BBWAA will announce the award today at 2 p.m.), but CC Sabathia is nonetheless generating buzz.

Sabathia is one of 30 nominees for Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year award, given annually to the individual or team with the greatest impact on the sporting world at large. To give you a sense of the award, here are the last five winners:

2008: Michael Phelps (swimming)
2007: Brett Favre (NFL)
2006: Dwyane Wade (NBA)
2005: Tom Brady (NFL)
2004: Boston Red Sox (MLB)

The nomination, which you can read here, harps on Sabathia’s much-publicized influence within the clubhouse, as much as his performance on the field. It may be tough for Sabathia to beat out the likes of Manny Pacquiao (boxing) or Tim Tebow (college football) for this year’s award, but hey — you never know. Sports Illustrated gives out the hardware every Dec. 1.

Speaking of hardware, Bryan is off trying to win MVP awards at fantasy camp down in Tampa. I’ll be filling in with Yanks news this week, so give me a Twitter follow at @anthonydicomo. Really. You won’t regret it.

–Anthony DiComo

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WHY NOT GO AFTER VERLANDER.. If the tigers are having a fire sale he’d be a great choice, Use Joba as bait..
If not Verlander then Holliday or Lackey. . Forget Wells and Granderson or Cameron. Upton would be a better fitin CF. Keep Hughes, Let Matsui & Damon go. Take arbirtation. Halladay in left would be a good move…. I can’t see Damon getting a JETER deal, That’s a crazy idea. There are so many options out there I guess that’s for Cash to sort out….” GO YANKEES!!”

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