C.J. Wilson derby could be down to Angels, Marlins
"Until C.J. makes a decision, we can't rule anything out, but we understand that's a realistic possibility," Texas General Manager Jon Daniels told Rangers writers at the winter meetings Wednesday afternoon. "I haven't received a call to say he's chosen to go elsewhere, but we're prepared for that call.”
The Rangers are believed to have offered Wilson a four-year deal in the $60-million range, but the Marlins have reportedly offered a six-year deal, and the Angels are believed to have offered a five-year deal in excess of $70 million.
Some thought the Marlins would bow out of negotiations for Wilson after left-hander Mark Buehrle reportedly agreed to a four-year, $58-million deal with Miami earlier Wednesday. But the Marlins' offer is still on the table, according to a person close to negotiations but not authorized to speak about them publicly.
-- Mike DiGiovanna in Dallas
Photo: Texas Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson delivers during Game 5 of the World Series on Oct. 24. Credit: Ron Jenkins / MCT