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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: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

hey maiked405, sour grapes.Yall got lucky.
which year???  we've played NY both times we've made the playoffs since 2006 and knocked the yankees out both times.



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2011 6:30 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

If Yankee fans want to know how a team should be run -- Detroit has their staff locked up for the next 4 years -- Verlander, Fister, Porcello and Scherzer. Next year -- it will either be our #1 prospect (Jacob Turner) or they will fill the role with a lefty from the FA market. The oldest starting pitcher Detroit has is 28 (Verlander). The rest range from 27 to 20 years old.


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 5 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.



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2011 5:26 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

the haters come out.
ROFLMAO
the yankee fan wannabes.



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2011 5:24 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

hey maiked405, sour grapes.Yall got lucky.



Since: May 27, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2011 5:23 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

Since you continually say "we" I presume you are part of the Yankees organization. If so, congratulations on investing $2 billion in the past 10 years on one championship. I have to laugh, too, when you say, "We have kept the payroll where it is." Yes, you have, at least $40 million ahead of any other team and more than double most franchises. It's NOT the old Yankees? Yep, Tex, ARod, CC, AJ, Soriano, etc. Enjoy spending $1,100 per ticket to watch the Bombers clobber Kansas City in the regular season and then be there as they crumble to a team making half their salaries in the playoffs.



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

hey uglyluggage, the Yankees ownwd the Rangers last year.



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

As opposed to the 1 WS win for the Tigers in over 40 years?! I love how you cleverly go back just 11 years for your statistics. Of course if you had gone back, say, 14 years then you'd have to give the Yankees and Cashman credit for 4 WS titles in that span.
5Rings,

If you gave Dombrowski 200 million a year to spend on the Tigers -- Detroit would be a juggernaut.  Hell -- as it stands now -- Detroit has made the playoffs twice in the last 6 years -- in 2006 and 2011 and both times dispensed of the Yankees and their 200+ million dollar payroll.

The reason I went back 11 years is because in NY, it is all about what have you done lately.  When you are spending 100+ million more than the majority of the teams in the league and NOT winning World Series -- it is a disgrace.  When you have a 200 million dollar payroll and you have one legit starter -- it is a disgrace.

NY, right now, is nothing more than a great regular season team.  When they have to play teams with good pitching in the playoffs -- they disappear.  That is when the NY faithful start up with the talks of winning 27 WS titles.  They remind me right now of the Minnesota Twins -- good enough pitching to dominate the regular season, yet nowhere near good enough to go against top teams.

If Yankee fans want to know how a team should be run -- Detroit has their staff locked up for the next 4 years -- Verlander, Fister, Porcello and Scherzer.  Next year -- it will either be our #1 prospect (Jacob Turner) or they will fill the role with a lefty from the FA market.  The oldest starting pitcher Detroit has is 28 (Verlander).  The rest range from 27 to 20 years old.

Our lineup -- Cabrera, Vmart, Alex Avila, Austin Jackson, Peralta, etc. all locked up to contracts -- Peralta is the only one who will have to resigned in the next 3 years -- all of them 28 and under in age, with the exception of VMart who will strictly be the DH. 

I'd LOVE to know how much Cabrera would be paid if he was a Yankee.  He makes 12 million a year less than ARod, someone who is past his prime.  Cabrera hasn't even reached his prime years yet.  LOL  I bet NY would give up 50 million a year, if ARod is worth 32.  HAHA. 



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

Yankees will overpay for another average player. Maybe they should try and earn a World Series for a change.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2011 3:18 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

ACE? Who? What? Ace? HaHaHaHaHaHa!!!! This guy is an AVERAGE pitcher. I really hope the YankMes buy this guys so Texas cam beat him to death. The real CJ Wilson showed up in the post season, and the world watched. ACE! HaHaHaHaHa!



Since: May 24, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

We plan to talk to him. Just like we talked to Crawford. Run the price up for Boston. He's not the one we want. It's time to bring up some of the young guys we have refused to trade. Unless a GREAT pitcher falls into our lap. He's not it. In the last 2 years we have kept our payroll where it is and kept developing players. It's not the old Yankees. Business is different now. Watch and learn.


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