From Bryan Hoch:

Upon arriving at Sabathia's palatial estate in Vallejo, Calif., Cashman said he was struck by the familiarity of the residence. In a random coincidence, the GM had been channel-surfing at home in Connecticut and happened across the episode of "MTV Cribs" that featured Sabathia's home.

Meanwhile, Cliff over at Bronx Banter has a great, in depth analysis of the CC Sabathia deal.