There’s been some talk that the Angels could be in play for one of the top free agent starters on the market. And to create space for that pursuit, they’re apparently trying to find a taker for C.J. Wilson.
MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez says Anaheim’s front office has “gotten some hits” on the left-hander, but “would have to eat some money” to get something done this winter. Wilson is owed $38 million over the next two seasons ($18 million in 2015, $20 million in 2016) and registered an ugly 4.51 ERA (81 ERA+) across 175 2/3 innings this past summer. The 34-year-old also then got rocked in his one ALDS start.
Wilson was pretty good in 2013, finishing with a 3.39 ERA (111 ERA+) in 212 1/3 frames.