Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 10/16/11
According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, a source inside the Rangers organization says LHP C.J. Wilson is seeking $100 million this winter. “He wants $100 million, and he’s not getting that from us,” the source told Knobler. Michael Baron: Wilson is going to have a lot of leverage because he is the premier starting pitcher on this year’s free agent market, assuming C.C. Sabathia remains with the Yankees. There are issues with Wilson. First off, he is going to be 31 on Opening Day, which means giving him a long term deal, no matter the cost, will have an associated risk. The other challenge is evaluating how good he really is. It’s not to say that in the case of the Mets, he wouldn’t prove to be an immediate upgrade to most of the spots in the rotation. But he has been a full time starter for just two years, and while those seasons have been quite good and he may very well have found his niche, are they worth $100 million over the long term? In the end, I could see Wilson netti...
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