Some folks think cj wilson has keen interest as free agent in new york. Yankees probably early favorite to sign him.
This is probably the start of hearing about C.J. Wilson a whole bunch this offseason. Wilson, a 30-year-old lefty is probably the best free agent pitcher on the market this offseason as he is coming off a season in which he put up a 2.94 ERA and a 3.79 xFIP.
It’s almost impossible to gauge the veracity of this report, but I’ve never heard Wilson express a desire to play in New York. He was also very outspoken last offseason in trying to talk Cliff Lee into staying in Texas.
This will be the first time the lefty is entering the free agent market. He earned $7.05 million in 2011 and $3.1 million in 2010. It’s hard to speculate on how much he would earn in the open market, but A.J. Burnett’s five-year $82 million deal doesn’t seem completely out of the realm of possibility here, although unlikely.