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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: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2011 1:14 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

Reel HIM IN Cashman!!!! Get  em now!!  I want Reyes to LOL!!



Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: November 5, 2011 12:45 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

No thanks.  Yanks will overpay for him.  He's A.J. Part II!


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Since: Nov 5, 2011
Posted on: November 5, 2011 12:25 pm
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Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2011 12:24 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

I have not heard a lot of positive things about him.  And all the reading I've done and other's opinions (look at some of these posts), I personally do not see him as the best of the bunch.  Maybe he can help CC carry his wallet.  What was it $24 million a year and he will appear what, about 35 times a year.  Now thats employment!



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2011 12:14 pm
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

I hope that's all they do is talk to him! I don't think he's worth much and would much rather have Buerhle!



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2011 11:32 am
 

Yankees plan to talk to C.J. Wilson

No thanks.  I hope Cashman and Hal Steinbrenner will be smart enough to realize this guy has disaster written all over him if he signs with the Yankees.   I'd rather have somebody from the farm system like Hector Noesi get a chance to be in the rotation instead of signing overrated/overhyped pitchers like Wilson and Yu Darvish.  


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