Six years ... for a pitcher ... moving on.
I was clearing out my audio recorder this morning and came across an interview from the morning of Dec. 7, 2011 in the lobby of the Anatole hotel in Dallas. C.J. Wilson was chatting with reporters after he had agreed to a five-year, $77.5 million deal with the Angels when the subject of a certain Japanese pitcher came up.
Wilson was saying why the Rangers were going to be fine, and showering Derek Holland and Matt Harrison with praise when a reporter asked Wilson, "Knowing what you know about that organization do you think they will turn to Yu Darvish and try to get him?"
Wilson said: "Yu Darvish is going to be so expensive, I mean if it was a cost thing with me then I think it may be the same situation with (Darvish). I don't know how that works. I am not doing the books. The Rangers obviously have a very big TV deal coming in and that's how were factoring in the huge offer they made to Cliff Lee. The main thing is they have Josh, Nelson, Mike, Kinsler, and all of those guys that are coming up on free agency as well. They are going to have to make some difficult decisions there as well. They may have to lose another guy at some point. You never know."
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