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At least six teams have “expressed interest” in C.J. Wilson

Nov 14, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

Texas Rangers starting pitcher C.J. Wilson faces the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st inning of Game 1 of MLB's World Series baseball championship in St. Louis

General manager Jon Daniels told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com that the Rangers remain in contact with C.J. Wilson, but Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that they’re just one of at least six known teams that have “already expressed interest” in the free agent left-hander.

Morosi names the Yankees, Angels, Blue Jays, Marlins, and Nationals as the other five teams and spoke to “an official with one of the involved clubs” who believes Wilson will get at least a five-year deal.

In other words, his postseason struggles haven’t wrecked Wilson’s value at all.

Sullivan writes that the Rangers “have shown interest in Mark Buehrle, Edwin Jackson, and Roy Oswalt” as potential fallback options to Wilson and they could also decide to replace him by shifting Neftali Feliz from the bullpen to the rotation.

  1. Ted - Nov 14, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    As a dedicated Rangers fan, I say bye-bye and good riddance. He will not be hard to replace.

    • thefalcon123 - Nov 14, 2011 at 2:09 PM

      So the Rangers just have a bunch of guys hanging around who can post a sub-3.00 ERA over 200 innings a year? Must be nice.

      • clydeserra - Nov 14, 2011 at 3:20 PM

        they do actually. and it must be.

        Depending on what they do with Feliz, they are 5-6 deep for quality starters.

  2. dlevalley - Nov 14, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    OH MY GOD!!! THE INVERTED W!!! RUNNNN!!!

    • scatterbrian - Nov 14, 2011 at 3:17 PM

      Does anyone know why it’s referred to as “inverted W” and not just “M”?

      • cur68 - Nov 14, 2011 at 3:24 PM

        I asked the mighty google “why it’s referred to as “inverted W” “. Just pasted you comment really and got this,

        http://www.drivelinebaseball.com/2011/09/08/why-its-called-the-inverted-w-and-not-the-m/

        I love the interwebs…

  3. Chris K - Nov 14, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    I think we’re all more wondering how much interest is being expressed around C.J. NITOWSKI.

  4. cintiphil - Nov 14, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Well, another chance for the Yankees to improve the staff. I hope they don’t spend too much money, it may bring them a winner again and again and again.

  5. atworkident - Nov 14, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Good to see the Orioles aren’t one of the teams. Starting pitching is clearly not an issue they need to address. Way to go new GM.

  6. proudlycanadian - Nov 14, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    I strongly doubt that the Blue Jays are interested. His agent is blowing smoke.

    • clydeserra - Nov 14, 2011 at 3:37 PM

      Wilson would be hard pressed to continue his success pitching a quarter of his games against the Yankees, Red Sox.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Nov 14, 2011 at 11:19 PM

      Actually the jays are blowing smoke signals, SOS! SOS! SOS!

  7. SmackSaw - Nov 14, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    You can never have enough pitching. I’m sure every team has interest.

  8. SmackSaw - Nov 14, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    The Angels have the inside track. Wilson is from Fountain Valley, so he knows how good the Vietnamese food is here.

    • cintiphil - Nov 14, 2011 at 7:31 PM

      Sorry Smack, he is going to the highest bidder. If the Angels are interested, they will have to outbid the Yanks. He can get all of the food from every country in the big apple. I don’t think he will turn down big money just to stay home. He can do that after he retires.

  9. dirtyharry1971 - Nov 14, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    the bluejays are interested? yeah right, about as much as the expos are interested.

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