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Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

Posted on: November 5, 2011 11:26 am
 
By Matt Snyder

In a very thin crop of free agent pitchers, C.J. Wilson is the best of the bunch. And while the high-spending Yankees did have the best record in the American League, the last few spots of their rotation would appear to be a weakness moving forward (yes, the offense is aging and will likely regress a bit, but those guys are all locked in contractually). So it's not much of a surprise that the Yankees have Wilson on their radar.

“We haven’t talked to him yet, but we will,” said general manager Brian Cashman (New York Post). “[The Rangers] have won a lot and he’s been a big part of that, so we’ll certainly talk to him.”

And here's the thing worth noting: If the Yankees decide they definitely want Wilson, they'll surely get him. They can outpay anyone (unless the Nationals really wanna get crazy) and Wilson doesn't seem married to any particular destination. Being left-handed also makes him a great fit in Yankee Stadium.

Wilson, 30, was 16-7 with a 2.94 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 206 strikeouts in 223 1/3 innings during the 2011 regular season, making his first All-Star team. He did have a poor postseason showing, but Cashman told the Post he's not worried about that.

Hat-tip: MLB Trade Rumors

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Comments

Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

hey mike d5405, if you dont like the Yankees so much , amybe yall should just stay off our threads ore are you just trying  to increase your 'score' on cbs sports?
get a life



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2011 9:09 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

hey miked5405, no team can win a championship every year no matter the payroll. Grats to those who can do it cheaply but it all revolves around money. At the very least the Yankees honchos put money BACK into the club as some teams dont. Does yours? the Yankees want to win and tho I want to, I know its impossible every year to win. Does yopur team win every year? are they above .500?Do they want to win or do they justsuck up your money? Oh, are you one of those whojust root for a team and do not go to games or buy team gear? I live in the Grand Canyon and have a  subsciption to mlb.com so I can watch my Yankees...win/lose.I have team gear, do you?



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2011 8:34 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

Is this your first year following MLB?  It's hard to believe any other truth based on how much of what you say makes absolutely no sense and so strongly contradicts common knowledge and common sense.




Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2011 7:59 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

other then the rays, and good for them, how many teams have a payroll of under 50 million? i also find it convinient that you pick the exact timeframe of 11 years, since we have 2 titles in 12 years. that streach is something most teams would be quite proud of. and tell me, could you have found bartolo colon and freddy garcia last season. would you have drafted or signed the players he did. you seem to completely overlook the yankees top farm system. cashman is far from an inept GM. actually now that i am reading the rest of your opinion of him, i am fairly certain you were thinking of theo epstein. your exagerating your point and it discredits you. dont comment on the yankees when you are the only person in america who knows nothing about them. 
actually -- no, i'm not confusing cashman with epstein.  i actually can't stand the red sox, but with epstein, he took over GM after the 2002 season I believe and won 2 world series for boston.  even with the off season splash them made trading for AGon and signing Carl Crawford -- they STILL had a payroll over 40 million less than the yankees.

as far as the yankees top farm system -- why do they continue sign these aging vets to ridiculous contracts if they have this top farm system you talk about????  the best player you have had come out of your farm system recently is robinson cano -- cashman did everything in his power to trade the guy away, as he had no clue what kind of player he had.  cashman tried to include cano in the Randy Johnson deal, he tried to include cano in the ARod deal.

please stop with these talks about the top farm system.  their best player last year was granderson, who you got in a trade with detroit.  your best pitcher was CC, who you bought in free agency.  texiera - free agency.  arod -- traded for him.  swisher -- free agency.  russel martin -- free agency.  you act like the yankees roster is peppered with young talent.  ny has the 3rd oldest team in the MLB and beyond CC -- the rest of their starters is a big question mark.  nice work cashman. 



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

11 clubs had TEAM salaries of 70 million or less.  5 clubs had TEAM salaries of less than 50 million.

My favorite stat -- ARod -- 32 million dollars last year -- The ENTIRE KC Royals team -- 36 million dollars.  LOL 



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2011 7:39 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

other then the rays, and good for them, how many teams have a payroll of under 50 million? i also find it convinient that you pick the exact timeframe of 11 years, since we have 2 titles in 12 years. that streach is something most teams would be quite proud of. and tell me, could you have found bartolo colon and freddy garcia last season. would you have drafted or signed the players he did. you seem to completely overlook the yankees top farm system. cashman is far from an inept GM. actually now that i am reading the rest of your opinion of him, i am fairly certain you were thinking of theo epstein. your exagerating your point and it discredits you. dont comment on the yankees when you are the only person in america who knows nothing about them. 



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2011 7:35 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

Yankee haters sure are lucky that baseball is not a global sport.  If this was global soccer, there would be no obvious possibility of any team winning other than the Yankees, Red Sox, and maybe the Dodgers or someone else occasionally.  Ask La Liga fans how they feel about the fact that Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have won 49 out of the last 66 championships.  If baseball was like association football, the Pirates and the Royals would be playing in Triple-A right now.  I'll keep my $200 million dollar payroll and paid monkey GM, thank you.



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2011 7:02 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

It makes me laugh that so many anti-Yankee fans continue to obsess over the Yankee payroll.  It's nice to know that my favorite baseball team gets so much attention when there's an article about the Yankees "talking" to a free agent.  
for me, it isn't being anti-yankee -- i just hate the fans who continue to say, 'talk to me when you have won 27 championships'.  when i remind them they have won only 1 in the last 11 years -- they go right to talking about winning 27 championships.

if NY wasn't spending 200+ million a year on payroll -- i wouldn't give them a 2nd thought.  NY fans seem to think winning a division title and getting to the playoffs is something special.  when you spend what NY does every year -- if you DON'T make the playoffs you'd have to have an epic collapse in the regular season, as you are playing teams with payrolls that aren't 25% of what NY is spending.  

that is why i am BAFFLED that cashman can get a 3 year extension, when they have 1 WS to show for the last decade plus.  i could take over as GM of the yankees and field a team winning with the same regularity as the yankees have in the last 11 years.

ny fans seem to think the yankees are something special -- when in reality, they are the best team money can buy with an inept GM handling the players brought in.  i was glad they are keeping cashman, as it gives the rest of the AL 3 more years to get to the WS, as Cashman will continue to overpay for pitching well past their prime.

don't worry though -- NY will get another WS once they realize Cashman isn't the answer at GM. 



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

Anyone with even half a brain could tell you that a team that is in win now mode every year (and actually does win consistantly) cannot develop a pitching staff that young.  A team that is in the playoffs every year should never need their entire starting rotation replaced, nor have the patience to develop an entire staff in the minors, it's simply filling in spots every offseason around veterans.

Before this year, Detroit had been to the playoffs once since 1987.  ONCE, including ZERO divisional titles.  Compare that to the Yankees who have made the playoffs 16 times since 1987, won 12 divisional titles, and should have had one more of each except the 1994 season ended prematurely with the Yankees having the best record in the AL, and World Series titles.  The Yankees aren't going to throw away 22 out of every 23 years to develop a young staff.

What level of retardation have you achieved to tell the Yankees they need to look to Detroit to see how to build a team?  I wouldn't in a million years trade the current Yankees staff and the last 17 years for the current Tigers staff and their last 17 years.
That is the EXACT reason why I laughed my ass off when they said they extended Cashman for 3 more years.  He has spent 2+ billion dollars in player's salaries in the last 11 years and brought exactly ONE world series to NY.

Just like most Yankee fans -- you want to go back 20+ years to tell us how good the Yankees are, but the fact is, they are ONE WS in the last decade.  A trained monkey could field a world series winner once in 10 years if you gave him 200+ million a year to spend on salary.  Cashman continues to hand out ridiculous contracts to any and all FA's that hit the market -- some of my favorites over the years:  

 Carl Pavano, Steve Karsay, Jared Wright, Nick Johnson, Kei Igawa (one of my faves -- 26 million for negotiating rights and a 20 million dollar contract), Nick Johnson, Kyle Farnsworth, ARod (worst contract in ALL of the MLB), Jorge Posada, Randy Johnson, AJ Burnett, Javier Vazquez.

The yankees are stuck with ridiculous contracts for players they couldn't trade if they wanted to.  ARod will die a Yankee, almost literally, as long as the extension was they gave him.  I think NY has him signed till he is like 75 years old.  Great contract!!!  Derek Jeter gets a 60 million dollar contract to hit singles.  Great contract!!!  In a couple years -- NY will have a left side of the infield both being 40 years old and making well over 40 million a year between the two.  LMAO.

The best part is -- they are going to have to re-sign Granderson and Cano soon, so NY will have to add a couple more 20+ million a year players to the roster.  Maybe if they let Cashman spend 300 million a year they can continue to win "the best division in baseball" only to get knocked out by the better teams in the AL. 

Can't wait to listen to the NY fans talk about the 27 championships they've won next year when they get knocked out of the playoffs again because they have an inept GM that can't put together a pitching staff that can win in the playoffs. 



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2011 6:44 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

It makes me laugh that so many anti-Yankee fans continue to obsess over the Yankee payroll.  It's nice to know that my favorite baseball team gets so much attention when there's an article about the Yankees "talking" to a free agent.  


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