Found December 08, 2011 on Fox Sports:
C.J. Wilson agreed to a five-year, $77.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, a major-league source told, joining the organization on the same morning the Albert Pujols signing rocked baseball. Wilson turned down a six-year contract - worth more money - from the Miami Marlins to pitch in his native Orange County, Calif. The free-agent left-hander arrived at the winter meetings Wednesday for in-person meetings with Angels and Marlins officials. The Rangers - the only professional organization Wilson had known - were not a factor in the final bidding, as they declined to match the Angels' five-year offer. The Pujols and Wilson signings could swing the American League West back into the Angels' favor, after the Rangers won consecutive division (and league) titles. "Winning the AL West just got a lot harder," Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said. "The (Angels') starting pitching has been excellent, and their...

Source: C.J. Wilson, Angels reach 5-year deal

DALLAS (AP) -- A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Angels have made another big splash, agreeing to a deal with free agent pitcher C.J. Wilson. The lefty's five-year contract is worth around 75 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because it had not been announced. Earlier in the day, the Angels and slugger...

Sources: Marlins in mix for 2 starters

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...

Wilson: Move to Angels Not Just About Money

Former Rangers ace C.J. Wilson talks about his move to the Los Angeles Angels. More at and

Options Shaping Up for C.J. Wilson

The Winter Meetings are getting hot in Dallas, and the Texas Rangers are scheduled to meet with their ace that went 16-7 and posted a 2.94 ERA in helping lead the Rangers to their second straight pennant in 2011. C.J. Wilson has basically already been written off by many Rangers fans as being gone in 2012, but the question is, where will he end up? The price demand from Wilson and...

C.J. Wilson Rumors: Tuesday

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... Some...

Rangers bracing for loss of C.J. Wilson

The Rangers aren't optimistic they will be able to re-sign left-hander C.J. Wilson.

Rangers to meet with Wilson agent Tuesday

Free-agent left-handed starter C.J. Wilson said his agent, Bob Garber, is scheduled to have dinner with Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels on Tuesday night.

What A Great Day To Be An Angels Fan

By David Saltzer, Senior WriterI’m still in shock. I know it’s true, but I still don’t believe. Not only is C.J. Wilson is an Angel, giving the team the best rotation in the American League, Albert Pujols, the greatest position player in this generation (and one of the greatest hitters ever), is an Angel.I still can’t believe I’m typing that.Wednesday night...

MLB AL WEST: Texas Rangers Still Best of West

 The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim California United States Western Hemisphere (LAAACUSWH, for short), as they will no doubt soon be referred to, managed to achieve something yesterday that no team had been able to achieve for the entirety of the MLB offseason to date. Specifically, they forced the baseball world to talk about something other than the Miami Florida United States...

Los Angeles Angels sign Pujols AND Wilson.

What a morning. In the matter of hours the Los Angeles Angels have swooped in and have not only signed Albert Pujols, arguably the best hitter in the Majors, they also have signed top free agent pitcher CJ Wilson. Let's first tackle the shocking signing of Pujols, as first reported by Yahoo's Tim Brown: Latecomers to the Pujols derby, the Angels will pay Pujols $250...

Christmas comes early -- Pujols and Wilson -- for Scioscia

Mike Scioscia got the news on an airplane, waiting to fly home from the baseball meetings. Hearing that slugger Albert Pujols and pitcher C.J. Wilson would be coming to Anaheim, the Angels manager could have winged his way home unaided.The news arrived like most these days, in our fast-moving, wired-to-know-immediately culture.

Analyzing smaller deals from meetings

The Angels and Marlins weren't the only teams getting things done at the just-completed Winter Meetings in Dallas, and Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson weren't the only players the Angels acquired. For fans of the other 28 teams and LaTroy Hawkins, here's a summary of some of the less-celebrated player transactions from the last week and a half.

Albert Pujols makes the Angels must-see TV

Angels' trade for star slugger Albert Pujols and signing of pitcher C.J. Wilson have turned them from an afterthought to prime programming for Fox and ESPN, and added fire to rivalry with Rangers.Angels' trade for star slugger Albert Pujols and signing of pitcher C.J. Wilson have turned them from an afterthought to prime programming for Fox and ESPN, and added fire to rivalry...
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