C.J. Wilson Decision Expected Soon

1:01am: Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports echoes Bowden's sentiment (via Twitter), while Scott Miller of CBS Sports tweets that sources tell him the Marlins think they may be fighting a losing battle.

12:28am: Bowden has a source who expects Wilson to sign with the Angels tomorrow morning, though the terms of the supposedly upcoming agreement aren't available (Twitter link).

11:58pm: A decision isn't expected until the morning, a source tells Morosi (Twitter link). Of course, technically, "morning" officially arrives in two minutes in Dallas, but Morosi isn't interpreting it literally. MLBTR's 24-hour coverage will continue through the night, just in case Wilson's decision comes before dawn.

10:24pm: Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports hears from a source close to the Wilson negotiations that he expects the lefty to sign with the Angels for five years. The Marlins are offering an extra year, but Wilson is being swayed by the chance to pitch near his California home (Twitter links).

9:55pm: C.J. Wilson has meetings with the Marlins and Angels tonight, and is expected to make a decision tonight or tomorrow, tweets Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio.

Earlier today, we heard that the Marlins' offer to Wilson is for six years, while the Angels probably aren't willing to go higher than five. The Rangers haven't been told they're out of the running, but are thought to have offered just four years and are resigned to the possiblity that Wilson will sign elsewhere.

For the full recap of today's Wilson rumors, click here.

Steve Adams contributed to this post.


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90 Comments on "C.J. Wilson Decision Expected Soon"


12DenoEbel12
3 years 8 months ago

the angels are now “focused” on Pujols

c.j. is taking his talents to south beach

Daniel
3 years 8 months ago

Good, then I hope I can get some sleep. 

vtadave
3 years 8 months ago

By all accounts he prefers the Angels, but this could be a $15 million decision. I think we’re looking at this:

Josh Johnson
C.J. Wilson
Anibal Sanchez
Mark Buehrle
Ricky Nolasco

Not bad, particularly if Johnson can actually throw 200+ innings.

3 years 8 months ago

If the Marlins don’t win, can you imagine how quickly they will have blow this team up?

3 years 8 months ago

They are going to have to blow the team up anyway. I just don’t see them filling the stadium.

njjb jhbjb
3 years 8 months ago

Yea, ’cause “psychics” like yourself are always correct.

3 years 8 months ago

If the Marlins don’t win, can you imagine how quickly they will have blow this team up?

johnsilver
3 years 8 months ago

They had better save up some of this $$$ on an extension for Sanchez, or having planned on moving Ramirez anyway.

johnsilver
3 years 8 months ago

They had better save up some of this $$$ on an extension for Sanchez, or having planned on moving Ramirez anyway.

Joseph Jonathan Herrera
3 years 8 months ago

I hope he goes to the NL, he always killed the Red Sox.  The Rangers are certainly playing with fire if they don’t add a starter.  Holland and Ogando had very good years as full timers, but can they hit again with Feliz in the rotation?

E Scalez
3 years 8 months ago

Angels get nothing. Not even the fee for the gaming license.

3 years 8 months ago

They get a lot more angry fans. Me being one of them but I love this team and will still be at every home game. Texas, enjoy the A.L. West title. 2013 Winter meetings will be our year, ohhh sigh.

E Scalez
3 years 8 months ago

enjoy the cheap beer while they lose another crotchload of 1-0 games.

3 years 8 months ago

Tons of hot chicks too. Could be worse, I could be a Dodgers’ fan and have to wear riot gear to games.

Tbell16
3 years 8 months ago

The Angels offered CJ Wilson a 5yr/70 million plus according to the LA Times.

Tbell16
3 years 8 months ago

The Angels offered CJ Wilson a 5yr/70 million plus according to the LA Times.

baseballa11
3 years 8 months ago

If they sign him and move Hanley + gaby sanchez for maybe Gio gonzalez or Ervin Santana and have (Ricky Nolasco and Anibal to maybe add more to that bullpen) it would be crazy but i think they would go out and get prince after that haha fantasy crapp

Jeremy Johnson
3 years 8 months ago

Hope Wilson signs in the NL just so I can laugh at the Angels more.

IMmessingWITHyou
3 years 8 months ago

sports wise, you seem a little confused 

12DenoEbel12
3 years 8 months ago

Will c.j. be like weaver and play at home for less money? or will he go for money and be in the same town as the “dream team”? no vince young not you

baseballa11
3 years 8 months ago

when he comes to my yanks and asks for 120 million i think he wants the money interesting to see what he’ll do though

Tbell16
3 years 8 months ago

Hope that FOX Sports guy has credible sources

3 years 8 months ago

Angels sign CJ, trade away Santana for 3B, and sign Pujols.

We can all dream…

PushDown
3 years 8 months ago

As an Angel fan, I’m definitely going to be dissapointed about losing Wilson. He seemed perfect for this Angels rotation. But unlike last year, I’m not going to be pissed at the Angels. I mean can you really blame them? They clearly actively pursued Wilson and in my opinion gave the best contract they could. The ball is really in Wilson’s court, play in your hometown, or go to Miami for an additional year. If Wilson ends up in Miami, its not because the Angels didn’t pursue him, its cuz he wanted an additional guaranteed year. 

If Wilson does end up with the Marlins, which I’m hoping he doesn’t, I hope Dipoto doesn’t pull a Reagins and make a panic move. For example, don’t overpay Ramirez. Dipoto needs to continue to add to the bullpen, and shore up some starting pitching aka get Kuroda. Fact of the matter is, with the salary restrictions, the Angels can’t afford an overhaul of the offense, and adding little pieces for huge prices won’t help that much. They need to focus on their style of baseball, pitching and defense. Bottom line, the Angels need to focus on how to win 3-2 games, not 10-9 games.

PushDown
3 years 8 months ago

YESSS CJ MIGHT HAVE CHOSEN THE RIGHT DECISION !!!!(depending on the credibility of morosi)

3 years 8 months ago

Can they even score 3 runs with that offense?

(its a joke so dont get upset:))

PushDown
3 years 8 months ago

HAHA but you do have a point. Angels didn’t exactly help their case last year did they?

3 years 8 months ago

If Wilson signs with the Angels, does that mean that the Angels would be out of the Pujols negotiations?

3 years 8 months ago

They were never in it. Angels always use that tactic to appease Angels fans for not landing and Big free agent like Wilson.

12DenoEbel12
3 years 8 months ago

who knows they seem to be in on everyone even though arte doesn’t want to raise the payroll.  soon enough they will also be in on fielder.

Tbell16
3 years 8 months ago

Honestly they were never really in the Pujols negotiations but they were interested, every team was interested.

3 years 8 months ago

Alright, I might have to write Dipoto a formal apology if this last rumor is true.

PushDown
3 years 8 months ago

LOL

3 years 8 months ago

Five years is the right amount of time…the question is the pay. All in all though I’m pleased with the acquisition. 

vtadave
3 years 8 months ago

So Wilson will choose something in the range of 5/75 from the Angels over 6/90 or so from the Marlins? Guess I wouldn’t blame him. I’m from So. Cal and I’d be okay playing baseball for $75 million and being close to my family.

nats2012
3 years 8 months ago

I would be impressed if CJ takes less money to go to the Angels. Plus its annoying with the Marlins signing everyone.

Justanotherfantoo
3 years 8 months ago

I think C.J. is way, way, way underrated.  If they stay healthy, Jered and C.J. are going to be one helluva one/two punch at the head of their rotation for years to come.  Hopefully for everybody else, he never gets it together in the postseason.

ilikeike29
3 years 8 months ago

Don’t forget Dan Haren.

GriffeyandSizemore
3 years 8 months ago

He’d be 3rd behind Haren.

3 years 8 months ago

Dan Haren would like to take offense to that one two punch, truth is its not hard to imagine that even Santana could have a better year than CJ next year

Thurman8er
3 years 8 months ago

Not getting my hopes up.  Not getting my hopes up.  Not getting my hopes up….