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C.J. Wilson's breakout year for the Texas Rangers netted him a sixth-place finish in the American League Cy Young voting.
Detroit's Justin Verlander won the award unanimously, taking all 28 of the first-place votes.
Wilson, who is a free agent, received one fourth-place vote and five fifth-place votes. His finish was the best by a Texas pitcher since Aaron Sele finished fifth in 1999. Boston's Pedro Martinez won the award that year.
Wilson, the Opening Day starter for the Rangers, made the All-Star team for the first time in his career and went 16-7 in the regular season with a 2.94 ERA. He also struck out 206, the most by a Texas pitcher since 1990.
Wilson was just the eighth Texas pitcher to record at least 15 victories in consecutive seasons and his ERA of 1.97 after Aug. 1 was the fifth best in baseball. He closed the season by going 6-2 over his final 11 appearances.
Los Angeles right-hander Jered Weaver finished second in the voting and Tampa Bay's James Shields was third. New York's CC Sabathia and Detroit's Jose Valverde rounded out the top five.
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C.J. Wilson is considered the top available pitcher in free agency and the lefthander is seeking a megadeal.
SI.com reported that Wilson wants a six-year deal with a price tag close to $120 million.
At least five teams have expressed serious interest in Wilson, including the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels and Florida Marlins.
Wilson, who will...
If you've been paying even a tiny bit of attention to the free agency rumors this week, then you have seen that the LA Angels and C.J. Wilson have been fawning over each other like two star-crossed lovers. First the Angels were "serious" about their interest in Wilson. Then Wilson said he was "serious" about the Angels. Then Jerry DiPoto met with Wilson...
The Los Angeles Angels were scheduled to meet with the agent for free-agent lefthander C.J. Wilson on Monday night.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the Angels have "serious interest" in Wilson, considered the top available pitcher in free agency.
At least five teams have expressed interest in Wilson, including the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees.
In his second...
Interest has been heavy in free agent lefty C.J. Wilson, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, despite his disappointing postseason. The Yankees, Angels, Blue Jays, Marlins, Nationals, and Rangers have already expressed interest, reports Morosi. All six clubs had been expected to be in the mix.
An official with an involved club expects at least five years with a sixth-year...
Will the New York Yankees sign free agent pitchers C.J. Wilson and Roy Oswalt this offseason? Undoubtedly, the team’s biggest need is in the starting rotation, and adding Wilson and Oswalt would address that need immediately.
But is it really feasible? We are talking about the Yankees, but signing both Wilson and Lee may be even too much for New York to handle at this...
The New York Yankees' search for starting pitching entered a new phase Tuesday, as general manager Brian Cashman met with the agent for free-agent pitchers C.J. Wilson and Roy Oswalt, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Wilson is the top free agent pitcher on the market, and Oswalt is a reliable fallback option. Cashman and agent Bob Garber sat down to discuss...
Bob Garber, the agent for both C.J. Wilson and Roy Oswalt, has been quite busy at the GM meetings as he's met or plans to meet with the Marlins, Yankees, Royals, Angels, Nationals, Rockies, and Rangers during his time in Milwaukee. Garber also told MLBTR that he has at least three new meetings scheduled for today. Here's the latest news surrounding Wilson..
Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine confirmed that he met with free-agent pitcher C.J. Wilson's agent, Bob Garber, on Tuesday night in Milwaukee.
Facing another long-term value decision, the Texas Rangers aim to keep its highly sought after left-handed ace in town for years to come.