Found December 06, 2011 on
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Well, the Miami Marlins made their splash in free agency by locking up shortstop Jose Reyes and closer Heath Bell, and now apparently the Washington Nationals are trying to do the same.
Reports have surfaced that the Nats have gone out on a limb and offered free agent lefty C.J. Wilson the six-year contract that no one else seems willing to give him. Wilson was originally asking for six years at around $100 million and that was so over the top that even the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox were scared off. We can’t believe he actually got that offer from Washington, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the final number was around $90 million over those six years.
Wilson reportedly has five teams chasing after him, one of which is the Texas Rangers who he’s played his entire career with to this point. The Chicago Cubs are apparently also kicking the tires on Wilson, while the Marlins and Los Angeles Angels have also met with him.
The Marlins and Nationals appear to be the ...
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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...
According to sources close to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports, the Los Angeles Angels are making a strong push to land left hended pitcher C.J. Wilson.
Yesterday, we learned that there are at least five teams, including the Rangers, in for “the hunt” of Wilson, and that one of them made a six-year deal offers.
Late in November, Wilson had dinner with Angels manager, Mike Scioscia...
The Miami Marlins have made a six-year offer to free-agent starter C.J. Wilson, according to sources.
The left-hander is expected to decide between the Marlins and the Los Angeles Angels.
Free-agent pitcher Mark Buehrle is also deciding between two teams, the Marlins and the Washington Nationals, according to sources.
Texas Rangers principal owner and CEO Nolan Ryan told FOXSports...
C.J. Wilson may find the Rangers' offer appealing.
DALLAS Starting pitching is one of the three areas manager Ron Washington would like to see the Texas Rangers upgrade this offseason.
The biggest name on the market is lefty C.J. Wilson. Another lefty, Mark Buerhle, wouldn't be a bad fit either.
Buerhle has a fan in Washington.
"I've always admired him," Washington said during a break from the Baseball Winter...
The Winter Meetings have been an exciting time, as always. And with today being the last full day of the event at the Dallas Anatole, C.J. Wilson is probably the second-hottest topic of conversation behind that Albert guy.
Wilson had previously said he wanted to have his decision made by the time the Winter Meetings ended, so here we go...
Various reports throughout the week have...
On Day 1 of the Winter Meetings, the Angels emerged as the favorites for C.J. Wilson. The southpaw also has an offer from the Marlins, and Wilson's former team, the Rangers, plan to make their first official bid on Wilson today. He reportedly has a six-year offer from an unknown team (not the Rangers or Nationals). We'll compile all of your Wilson rumors here...
The Rangers plan to make their first contract offer to free agent starter C.J. Wilson during a meeting with his agent at Major League Baseball's winter meetings Tuesday, a baseball source told ESPN.com.
Rangers yet to meet with free agent C.J. Wilson, brace for his departure.
DALLAS -- C.J. Wilson arrived at the winter meetings Wednesday night as he closed in on signing a multiyear contract, though likely not with the Texas Rangers.
The Hot Stove League is about to get a whole lot hotter. After weeks of vascillation, stud Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish has finally decided to make the jump to Major League Baseball. So says Yu's agent on Twitter:
donnomura Yu Darvish being posted tomorrow #darvish 12 minutes ago
First, how great is it that a Japanese player agent is savvy enough to try and hashtag Darvish...