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The Marlins are fading on C.J. Wilson

Dec 6, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

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7:10 p.m. EST update:’s Jon Heyman reports that the Rangers’ current offer out to Wilson is for four years and somewhere in the neighborhood of $60 million. Heyman suggests that is Wilson has a legitimate six-year offer, he should take it.


I just saw Ken Rosenthal out in the lobby tapping into his phone. So naturally I picked up my phone to see what he was tweeting. This is what he was tweeting:

Source: Marlins fading on CJ Wilson. Makes sense, given Pujols pursuit.

Yep, it does. Last we heard it was the Rangers, Angels, Marlins, Nationals and an unidentified “mystery team” interested, Oh well, that was last night everyone is more sober about things this afternoon. Metaphorically speaking. You know, in terms of their judgment.

Anyway, the Nationals denied that they had offered Wilson six years.  Now the Marlins sound like they’re out.  Eventually there will be a “winner” in the C.J, Wilson derby.

  1. spudchukar - Dec 6, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    If, and I still believe Pujols/and agent are bluffing, the Marlins do land the big Fish, ironic as that may sound, one has to wonder what the Cards would do. This might be a double whammy to the Pheelies. Not only do the Marlins become legitimate contenders it might force St. Louis to invest their abundance of new cash on a SS, namely Rollins. They would probably do the Buehrle thing too, and still have a few bucks available for a quality Second Baseman. What a tangled web we weave.

    • 78mu - Dec 6, 2011 at 3:14 PM

      Are you saying Skip isn’t a quality 2b? Or Punto? Or Aaron Miles? Or Joe Thurston? Or any other warm bodies the Cardinals have thrown out there?

      One thing the Cardinals have proven during the TLR era was that you don’t need a Chase Utley or Joe Morgan to win the WS. I think they invest more in their bullpen catcher than they have second base.

    • burnsy - Dec 6, 2011 at 3:14 PM

      Considering the Cardinals might be a little bitter, I don’t know if they’d go running to Rollins, who is also a Lozano guy and is asking for 5 years.

  2. SOBEIT - Dec 6, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Angels or Nationals…most likely the Nationals.

  3. uyf1950 - Dec 6, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    My guess is if the Marlins are out of the Wilson sweepstakes the Angels would have the upper hand.

  4. lyon810 - Dec 6, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    There are no winners in the Wilson sweepstakes

  5. baseballisboring - Dec 6, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    I have this funny feeling that even after the Marlins go and sign everyone and their mother, they still fall short of playoff contention. If you go on ESPN or somewhere and look at their depth chart…they’ve got a LOT of holes.

    • sandpiperair - Dec 6, 2011 at 4:19 PM

      Good thing they’re not actually trying to win. They’re content to just sell tickets to the new stadium.

    • xmatt0926x - Dec 6, 2011 at 7:39 PM

      Totally agree. Has anyone determined who pitches for them after a hopefully healthy Josh Johnson and a solid at best #2? I think they contend for a wildcard but thats about it.

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