Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin said he's close to making an offer to Sabathia, who went 11-2 with a 1.65 earned run average in 17 starts for the Brewers this season.
The money that will be offered to Sabathia will be a huge amount of money and it's believed the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers are the front runners. The Brewers are the only team that can talk money with Sabathia for the first 15 days after the World Series. Other teams can talk with Sabathia, but they can't offer him a deal until the 15-day period ends.
Ben Sheets also filed for free agency yesterday, on the first day that players are allowed to file. The Brewers have a total of 12 free agents on their roster, which means it's unclear what the Brewers roster will look like for next season.