Open Thread

Some interesting news and notes to to think about tonight.   Share your thoughts with a comment or two.

SI.com’s Jon Heyman reports that C.J. Wilson is looking for a six-year, $120 million contract.

It doesn’t seem likely that he’ll find it, but that’s not a bad place for his agent to start. Wilson has drawn interest from enough teams that he should be able to land a contract of five years or more, but asking for $20 million annually is probably a reach. The Marlins, Red Sox, Yankees and Angels are said to have serious interest, and the Rangers will also attempt to re-sign the lefty.

Eric Chavez wants to play in 2012.

The 33-year-old continued to battle injuries this season while posting an underwhelming .263/.320/.356 slash line across 175 plate appearances, but major league teams might see him as a high-upside backup capable of providing a veteran clubhouse presence. Look for Chavez to land an incentives-driven one-year contract.

The Red Sox have called about free agent right-hander Freddy Garcia, according to the Boston Herald.

Garcia earned a $1.5 million base salary this season plus incentives while going 12-8 with a 3.62 ERA and 96/45 K/BB ratio over 146 2/3 innings. There is mutual interest for the 35-year-old right-hander to return to the Bronx next season.

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Avid Yankee fan since birth. I have been going to Yankee games with my father since i was young. I have many memories at YSII including many playoffs and world series games. I hope that you enjoy our blog. Comment often.

Posted on November 16, 2011, in Open Thread and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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