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Free agent lefthander C.J. Wilson said that there's a "great chance" he returns to the Texas Rangers.
"I like it here and I've won here," Wilson told ScoreboardDaily.com. "I've proved that I can be a good pitcher here."
Wilson has helped the Rangers reach the World Series each of the last two seasons and should garner plenty of interest as a free agent.
In 2010, Wilson was 15-8 with a 3.35 ERA in the regular season and 1-2 with a 3.70 ERA in the postseason.
In 2011, he was 16-7 with a 2.94 ERA in the regular season and 0-3 with a 5.79 ERA in the postseason.
BEST OF MAXIM
During a recent interview, Texas Rangers starting pitcher C.J. Wilson said, "we have a chance to be the premier American League team over the next few years if we keep things together."
Keeping things together in Texas likely begins with re-signing the 30-year-old left-hander who is expected to be one of the top available players when free agency begins on Thursday.
HOME AS A RANGER
C.J. Wilson, considered one of the top prizes on the free agent market this winter, stated that he would love nothing more than to re-up with the Texas Rangers.
C.J. Wilson is currently the best pitcher on the free agent market, and he could probably use a break after making 39 starts this year. Paul Salfen of Scoreboard Daily caught up with Wilson on Saturday; here are some highlights.
Asked the chances he'll be back with the Rangers next year, Wilson replied, "Yeah, there’s a great chance because I like it here and I’ve...
Texas Rangers left-handed pitcher C.J. Wilson, set to hit the free-agent market on Thursday, said over the weekend that there's a "great chance" he returns to Texas.
Rangers left-hander C.J. Wilson could be team's top option
C.J. Wilson didn't do much in the postseason to prove that he can be counted on as a "true ace".
With that being said, don't be at all surprised if Wilson is back in a Rangers uniform next season as the No. 1 pitcher.
There just aren't many better options out there.
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