Found December 06, 2011 on
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Wally the Green Monster getting a little loose.
The 2011 Winter Meetings are officially underway down in Dallas, Texas and New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman has yet to make any noise.
The Yankees have not been shy about being quiet, and look to stay that way because the team is already pretty good.
Not that the Yankees are devoid of need, but they are nowhere near desperate enough to pursue a starting pitcher that is not of Cliff Lee-type caliber.
The Yankees would be more serious about Texas Rangers pitcher CJ Wilson, if his demands were not outrageous. Wilson reportedly wants something around 6-years at $100-120+ million, which is mind-boggling.
Look the Yankees have no problem with excessive spending but to fork over ace-type money for a middle of the rotation arm would be stupid. Wilson is more likely to get that from the Marlins or Nationals, who both seem to have retained the Yankees off-season shopping habits.
One move that Cashman should make this week is to resign 10-time G...
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Prized free-agent lefty C.J. Wilson is expected to sign with the Los Angeles Angels, according to major league sources.
The sources said that even though the Miami Marlins have offered Wilson six years compared to five by the Angels, the chance for Wilson to play at home is too much for the Rangers ace to pass up.
Wilson, a Newport Beach, Calif., native, played at Loyola Marymount...
Interest in free-agent left-hander C.J. Wilson has intensified to the point that it's possible he will sign before the end of the week, a major-league source told FOXSports.com Monday evening.
Wilson has received contract offers from four clubs, sources say, with the Angels and Marlins among them. There is growing sentiment within the industry that Wilson will ultimately sign...
C.J. Wilson is one of the top free agent arms on the market. Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports notes that Wilson has received offers four teams which include the very active Marlins and Angels, as well as two other unnamed clubs. Two other clubs that have shown interest in the LHP over the previous weeks include the Red Sox and Rangers.
The Angels offer though may not be enough as it...
Via Bronx Banter, Brian Cashman talks about the complexity of making deals today:
“It’s just hard to find a match — and it feels like it’s harder now than ever,” Cashman said. “You don’t see those old-school 7 to 11-player deals; you don’t see stuff like that anymore. I think people are smarter and therefore more careful. This isn’t the old seat-of-the-pants, get...
Hours removed from a 22-story jump from the Landmark Building in Stamford, Conn., Brian Cashman hinted that his most daring move of the week might already be in the past. The Yankees are open for business, but Cashman is not optimistic of making a big splash.
The Rangers aren't optimistic they will be able to re-sign left-hander C.J. Wilson.
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