Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
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Thursday, December 08, 2011
Angels lose the C. J. Wilson sweepstakes
The Angels think C. J. Wilson had 5 elite pitching seasons left in his arm? That's more than double the number of terrific seasons as a starter that he has ever logged in the majors.
I've been saying for weeks that the team that signs C. J. Wilson will regret it. And while he is bringing depth to the rotation, I don't even buy the logic of "He may not be an ace, but he doesn't need to be on the Angels."
He may not NEED to be but he is being paid to be. And keep in mind when John Lackey was being bandied about in free agency, I thought "He's not an ace, he shouldn't be paid like he is."
When he landed with the Red Sox, I thought "well, with Lester, Beckett and Buchholz it takes a lot of pressure off of him and it should be a decent fit."
How did THAT turn out?
You know how every year someone writes a "Worst Contracts in Baseball" article. Well get typing on including C. J. Wilson.
By the end of the 2013 season, people will be asking "What can they hope to get for him with THAT contract?"
Meanwhile the Rangers won't be saddled with this contract, can spend the money wisely and get some picks to replenish the farm system.