• C.J. Wilson

    Posted by on July 25th, 2011 · Comments (4)

    Why do I have a feeling that Wilson and CC Sabathia are going to play off each other this off-season and make whomever signs them really pay through the nose?

    Comments on C.J. Wilson

    1. clintfsu813
      July 25th, 2011 | 12:44 pm

      Can tj

    2. clintfsu813
      July 25th, 2011 | 12:44 pm

      Sorry..Can the Yanks afford both?

    3. Raf
      July 25th, 2011 | 2:17 pm

      clintfsu813 wrote:

      Sorry..Can the Yanks afford both?

      Of course they can.

      Having said that, I don’t think Wilson will cash in as much as people think. He’ll be 31 at the start of next season. He doesn’t have the track record of Cliff Lee, who got a 5 year deal.

      FWIW;

      Lee
      12:$21.5M
      13:$25M
      14:$25M
      15:$25M
      16:$27.5M club option ($12.5M buyout)

      Santana
      12:$24M
      13:$25.5M
      14:$25M club option ($5.5M buyout)

      Zito
      12:$19M
      13:$20M
      14:$18M club option ($7M buyout)

      Sabathia’s making $23M, and his contract runs through 2015 provided he doesn’t opt out.

      Stranger things have happened, but I don’t see Wilson clearing $20M per year. He may get 5 years, though, because that seems to be the going rate (4-5 year contracts). If CC opts out, it will be because he has the desire to be the highest paid pitcher in MLB; he’s already the highest paid pitcher in the AL. He too will probably get 4-5 years; he’s younger than Lee.

      With salaries in general trending down, it’s interesting to see where things’ll lead. There are only a handful of teams that can “afford” Sabathia/Wilson, and none of them offer the perks playing with the Yankees offer. I can only imagine that Mrs Sabathia loves NY and she’d kill CC if they ever left (unless the ties to the bay area are really that strong), well that is until she sees the bank statement :D

    4. LMJ229
      July 25th, 2011 | 11:32 pm

      Of course any team that signs them is going to pay through the nose. That’s just the economics of baseball as it is today. But I don’t think they will play off each other. CC is far superior to CJ.

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