Originally posted on Baseball Musings  |  Last updated 12/9/11
Baseball Time in Arlington explains why the lack of bidding by Texas on C.J. Wilson bothers him: And if I may be perfectly honest, that logic does make some sense to me. (Though, depending on the extent to which it’s all true, I’m concerned about how much room is left for payroll expansion yet this winter.) But I still hate the shorter-term ramifications of Wilson-to-Anaheim, and suspect he’s going to be a decent to good long-term investment at that price for the Angels … but, perhaps more than anything else, I’m disappointed that the Rangers weren’t amenable to signing Wilson to anything more than what would have been a serious low-ball deal in this market. I may get why they did it, and I may still trust in this front office’s judgment and operational planning, but I don’t really like it. Teams have a tendency to become complacent when they win. Letting Wilson go shows the Rangers are not falling into that trap. Short term, however, the Angels took the Texas ace and turned him into
PLAYERS: CJ Wilson
TEAMS: Los Angeles Angels
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