Found December 02, 2011 on
NBC Dallas- Fort Worth:
Different reports say different things, but one thing is for certain, the New York Yankees have declined to meet with C.J. Wilson and his agent.
There were reports Wilson had "one more scheduled visit" this week with an undisclosed team, but now we know it's not the Bronx Bombers.
Part of me understands the Yankees stance on this. They, like most good teams, don't want to give Wilson a nine-figure contract. He's just not worthy of that at this point in his career.
But, the manner in which the Yankees and GM Brian Cashman have gone about things is the reason people hate the Yankees.
The front office publicly said that they don't view Wilson as any more than a No. 3 starter, which would be fine if you were the Philadelphia Phillies or maybe even Los Angeles Angels. But the Yankees starting rotation was nothing to be too proud of last season after CC Sabathia.
Wilson went 16-7 and had a 2.94 ERA, pitching in one of the bigger launching pads in baseball, though...
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