Found November 18, 2011 on
Babes Love Baseball:
As if Cliff Lee ditching the Texas Rangers
via free agency in 2010 wasn't a punch in the gut, now it seems C.J. Wilson is about to be a right hook to the nuts of Arlington.
The lefty ace and his stupid hipster winter hat/groomsman get-up must be enjoying free agency an awful lot. Rumor has it after a recent trip to California, he's getting awfully chummy with the Los Angeles Angels.
Wilson has a super secret meeting scheduled with the Angels' front office for this coming Monday, which will surely be the end of what could have been a beautiful re-signing in Texas. Everyone saw this one coming, though. Not only was he born and raised in Southern California, he also trains there in the offseason and loves to call the place home. One thing he does not do in beautiful, fun Southern Cali is enjoy the nightlife. Or day-drink. Two things I would do a lot of
if I lived there.
You see, C.J. Wilson is what we like to refer to as "lame." He likes to refer to himself as "straightedge" -- which was only cool in the 90s when we were like 11 and couldn't reach the liquor cabinet yet.
Never, under any circumstances, trust a man who doesn't drink. Unless he has a great story about a transvestite and a lamp shade from his last known inebriation.
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C.J. Wilson is considered the top available pitcher in free agency and the lefthander is seeking a megadeal.
SI.com reported that Wilson wants a six-year deal with a price tag close to $120 million.
At least five teams have expressed serious interest in Wilson, including the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels and Florida Marlins.
Wilson, who will...
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