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.

Mark the date.
I’m saying it now.

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I’m glad that Ortiz will be with the Red Sox for 10 years

David Ortiz will be the DH for the Boston Red Sox in 2012.
At least there will be THAT stability and reminder of the championship seasons.

And he’ll be a member of the Red Sox for at least part of 10 seasons.
It’s a nice round number and a lot of great Red Sox players recently never got to 10.

Mo Vaughn lasted 8 seasons in Boston.
Pedro Martinez was with the Red Sox for 7 seasons.
Nomar Garciaparra was traded during his 9th season.
Manny Ramirez was dealt in the middle of his 8th.
Jonathan Papelbon gave the Red Sox 7 seasons.
Derek Lowe pitched all of or part of 8 seasons.

10 is nice.
Nice round number.
And with Varitek and Wakefield not guaranteed to come back, Ortiz could become the longest tenured Red Sox player.

And hey, he’s still kind of productive if not all pumped up the way he used to be.

Flaws and all, I will always love Big Papi.
Glad it has been a decade.
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