CC Sabathia has his eyes set on retirement at the end of the 2019 season, but that doesn't mean he wants to leave the Yankees for good.
Speaking to The Post's Andrew Marchand, the veteran lefty wants to continue making an impact in the Bronx, saying he would love to work something out with the team no matter the role.
"I want to be a part of the Yankees still, front office, whatever, however we can work that out," he said.
Marchand points out that no talks have been discussed yet on Sabathia joining the front office. However, Sabathia has already gotten a jumpstart on a career many athletes pursue following their playing days.
Sports media has already found its way into Sabathia's life, whether it be guest appearances on ESPN or his podcast with YES and ESPN sportscaster, Ryan Ruocco, called "R2C2."
Sabathia said he "would love to do YES" up in the booth with current play-by-play announcer Michael Kay and company, but there is one big catch.
"I'm not wearing a suit," Sabathia said. "Why do I need to wear a suit to talk about baseball? It is f--king stupid to wear a suit. Guys on the field aren't wearing dress clothes. People in the stands aren't wearing dress clothes. It makes no sense. If they let me go up there in a Jordan sweatsuit, I'll do games all day."
With Ken Singleton, a color analyst for YES, potentially retiring there may be a spot open for Sabathia to slide into. And though YES' president of production and programming, John Filippelli, laughed when Marchand brought up the whole suit situation to him, he did give high praise for what Sabathia could give the sports media industry.
"I think his potential is unlimited," Filippelli said.
At the end of the day, though, Sabathia wants the Yankees gig first before he becomes entrenched in sports media. If that doesn't work out, he is already thinking about what projects he could be a part of.
"I want to strongly, for sure, the Yankee thing, wherever that takes me," he said. "We will see how it shakes out, podcast and maybe a streaming show.