C.J. Wilson Rumors: Monday

The latest on free agent lefty C.J. Wilson

  • The Angels talked with Wilson's agent late into Monday night, tweets Scott Miller of CBS Sports.  The Angels and Marlins remain in the thick of the Wilson sweepstakes, according to Jon Paul Morosi. Wilson's agent met with the Angels on Monday and will speak with the Marlins on Tuesday. The Marlins "are as aggressive as anyone" (Twitter links here).
  • The Rangers are set to make their first offer of the offseason to Wilson on Tuesday, writes ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.
  • The Angels are making a "serious push" for Wilson, tweets Morosi.
  • According to Morosi (via Twitter), the Red Sox are still involved in the Wilson sweepstakes. Morosi's fellow FOX scribe Ken Rosenthal adds in a separate tweet that the Cubs have spoken with Garber in an attempt to gauge the market for the southpaw.
  • Wilson has a six-year offer in hand from a team other than the Rangers, reports Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  The Rangers, Angels, Marlins, Nationals, and a mystery team are currently in the mix, and it's known that the Nationals did not offer six years.  Wilson hopes to sign this week, but won't sign with a team just because it offered six years. Agent Bob Garber will meet with the Rangers tonight or Tuesday morning.  Yesterday, it was reported that Wilson had offers from four teams.
  • Wilson and Roy Oswalt are represented by Garber, who said, "I have the two best clients out there. C.J. is comfortable with the process and confident with how things have been going. Roy basically said, 'Take care of C.J. I'll wait in the wings. Once C.J. and [Mark] Buehrle have signed, my market will open up."     


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230 Comments on "C.J. Wilson Rumors: Monday"


inleylandwetrust
3 years 7 months ago

No he doesn’t. Sorry Mystery Team, but I’m not buying this one.

sherrilltradedooverexperience
3 years 7 months ago

i swear scott boras will be calling gene garber demanding royalty payments for the use of the mystery team in free agent negotiations

deadsy
3 years 7 months ago

Phillies. 

3 years 7 months ago

Potential shocking offer coming out of nowhere? Marlins

Rabbitov
3 years 7 months ago

Come on that’d really be shocking at this point?  I’d almost be shocked if it wasn’t them.  

3 years 7 months ago

I meant shocking as an outrageous, above market value deal that has the potential to be hideous at the end of it. Like Werth and Crawford.

Justin Lindsay
3 years 7 months ago

Crawford will end up paying off. He’ll turn it around, having a bad year after signing with a new team happens sometimes. They usually do turn it around the next year.

All Day Réy
3 years 7 months ago

Ahh, how I love it this time of year!

parkdav
3 years 7 months ago

Enter the mystery team…

3 years 7 months ago

In for mystery team!!!

Notin J. Notin
3 years 7 months ago

If Mystery Team could pull the trigger on all their signings, they would be unstoppable

3 years 7 months ago

haha…well played, sir…well played.

3 years 7 months ago

Betting it all on the fabled mystery team!

3 years 7 months ago

If the Angels only have 15-20 mil to spend would they use it all on Wilson? I can see the Nationals. 

3 years 7 months ago

But i love mystery teams!

Ohhhplease
3 years 7 months ago

I have one of their throwback jersey’s….pretty nice

3 years 7 months ago

Nice. I have last years Cliff Lee jersey with the “2011 World Series Champs” patch on the arm

hardcoreforhardcore
3 years 7 months ago

Mystery team, huh? Taking a page out of the Boras handbook, Garber?

notsureifsrs
3 years 7 months ago

this is madness

Jason Klinger
3 years 7 months ago

This is Sparta.

3 years 7 months ago

This is Miami**

mypoorbuccos
3 years 7 months ago

lovely, all three of you.

All Day Réy
3 years 7 months ago

Is it to late to add in…”This is California”

Redsoxn8tion
3 years 7 months ago

I hope the Sox learned from the Lackey deal

Thomas W
3 years 7 months ago

The Rockies…Bank It

Noah Abrahamson
3 years 7 months ago

Damn I hope so.

Tko11
3 years 7 months ago

bank it? no…I dont even remember the last time the Rockies signed a  big time free agent.

Brad426
3 years 7 months ago

Mike Hampton? Snicker.

MadmanTX
3 years 7 months ago

Sounds like Wilson wants to stay in Texas and his agent is pulling a Boras to shop someone else’s offer (if it exists) to the Rangers to match. I hope they don’t. I’m thinking the offer is from the Angels, but the Marlins or Nationals might be crazy enough to offer 6 years.

3 years 7 months ago

Crossing my fingers that the “Mystery Team” is the Royals.

Ah, who am I kidding.

riso30
3 years 7 months ago

I was doing the exact same thing!  Hoping that all of Dayton’s “We are going to focus on the trade market.” was all a smoke screen.  CJ would fit in quite nicely here. 

3 years 7 months ago

yeh probly not

Joveoak
3 years 7 months ago

Crossing my fingers that the “Mystery Team” is the Mets.

Boy, am I delusional.

stl_cards16
3 years 7 months ago

Nationals were just laying in the weeds.  Has to be the Nats and this would explain why Rizzo said he would include a NTC for the “right guy”.  Wilson will be the next “right guy” in DC.

3 years 7 months ago

Wilson is the “left guy”

3 years 7 months ago

Wilson hopes to sign this week, but won’t sign with a team just because it offered six years. That’s because the last two years of the contract has him working for free.

PS Mystery Team is “Not” the Oakland A’s!

3 years 7 months ago

Nationals or Marlins is my guess.

MB923
3 years 7 months ago

Same here

3 years 7 months ago

I’m actually leaning towards the Nats on this one.

MB923
3 years 7 months ago

Same here again lol. If neither i say its the mystery team

3 years 7 months ago

I agree.

3 years 7 months ago

id say the marlins

chico65
3 years 7 months ago

Proof that there’s one dim bulb in every chandelier

3 years 7 months ago

The Montreal Expos are the mystery team

Book it.

Ohhhplease
3 years 7 months ago

Very nice….I thought it was the Colt 45’s….

EarlyMorningBoxscore
3 years 7 months ago

Both wrong it’s clearly the Seattle Pilots with the St. Louis Browns waiting to pounce. 

3 years 7 months ago

Breaking news: Florida Marlins return from dead to use entire payroll to sign CJ Wilson to 40 year, 1200 million dollar contract, and then folded

slider32
3 years 7 months ago

Boston Braves

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

I’m going to the gym and when I come back, I better learn that it was the Red Sox.

commenter3346
3 years 7 months ago

Doubt it.

EarlyMorningBoxscore
3 years 7 months ago

Will the real mystery team please stand up.

3 years 7 months ago

This just in…it’s the Angels who offered the deal.

Eddie Millhauser
3 years 7 months ago

Not for 6 years and the $$ he has been asking for.

stl_cards16
3 years 7 months ago

The last time the top free agent pitcher had a mystery team making a strong play for him was CLiff Lee…………RUBEN!  What are you doing!?!?!?!?