OK, this isn’t something anyone has told me, and it isn’t something that is being reported. It’s just a logical inference I am making based on the information that I have. But it APPEARS that the CC Sabathia sweepstakes could come down to two final teams: the Dodgers and the Giants. This is based on one very big assumption, which is this: the fact Sabathia still hasn’t accepted the Yankees’ offer of six years, $140 million, which was made almost a week ago, seems to suggest that maybe he just doesn’t want to pitch for the Yankees. I’m not stating that as a fact. I’m only saying that is what it seems to suggest. Anyway, we know CC wants to pitch for an N.L. club because he likes to hit. We know he just purchased a home in SoCal. And we know he wants to stay close to home. That pretty much leaves the Dodgers and Giants. Padres are dumping payroll to the point that they’re shopping Jake Peavy, so they’re out. Diamondbacks aren’t adding payroll, and besides, they have Brandon Webb and Dan Haren. So it LOOKS like that is where this whole thing is headed, provided the Dodgers don’t re-sign Manny Ramirez anytime soon. This much is clear: they WON’T sign both Manny and CC.