Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, February 19, 2010

Frustrated Wilson has ‘too many weapons’ not to start

“I have no power. Why should she have the upper hand? Once in my life I would like the upper hand. I have no hand. No hand at all. She has the hand. I have no hand.”    - George

“We all want the hand. Hand is tough to get.”  - Jerry

“It’s no secret I don’t think I should be limited to the set-up role. I have too many weapons,” Wilson said. “Here is the reality. It is real simple. There are not very many guys that have the stuff that I do that would be willing to sign here if they were free agents. There is no experienced pitcher that has my stuff that would sign here, historically.”

He has a point, and the Rangers have hand.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 19, 2010 at 01:24 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: rangers

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Accent Shallow Posted: February 19, 2010 at 01:38 PM (#3463442)
Man, I was hoping this was about Brian Wilson and his dopey point-to-the-sky routine.

Does CJ throw anything besides a fastball and a slider? And he hasn't started a game since 2005, and wasn't exactly stellar in that role. Nor was he a good starter in the minors.
   2. WhoWantsTeixeiraDessert Posted: February 19, 2010 at 03:37 PM (#3463521)
This being Texas, I assumed he was talking about the gunrack in his pickup.
   3. flournoy Posted: February 19, 2010 at 03:42 PM (#3463528)
I'm having a hard time coming up with a major leaguer I dislike more than C.J. Wilson.
   4. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: February 19, 2010 at 03:57 PM (#3463539)
It’s no secret I don’t think I should be limited to the set-up role.

It's also no secret that teams who put relievers with career .281/.367/.430 lines vs RHB into prominent roles don't do very well.

There are not very many guys that have the stuff that I do that would be willing to sign here if they were free agents.

If part of that "stuff" is a lifetime 12-20 record with a 4.30 ERA, I would think such a free agent pitcher would be happy to sign with any team making him an offer.
   5. Lassus Posted: February 19, 2010 at 04:14 PM (#3463550)
Wilson knows that their stuff is shitt and his shitt is actually stuff.
   6. PreservedFish Posted: February 19, 2010 at 04:18 PM (#3463551)
I thought it was about Preston Wilson's comeback attempt.
   7. The Polish Sausage Racer Posted: February 19, 2010 at 04:23 PM (#3463555)
And here I thought it was an Enrique Wilson sighting.
   8. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: February 19, 2010 at 04:26 PM (#3463558)
I'm having a hard time coming up with a major leaguer I dislike more than C.J. Wilson.


I have the same feeling, though now I can't remember what he did last year that caused me to dislike him.
   9. Spivey Posted: February 19, 2010 at 04:42 PM (#3463575)
Child please. Wilson, the only year you were given significant responsibility heading into the season was 2008 and you posted an ERA of 6.
   10. The Good Face Posted: February 19, 2010 at 04:44 PM (#3463577)
If part of that "stuff" is a lifetime 12-20 record with a 4.30 ERA, I would think such a free agent pitcher would be happy to sign with any team making him an offer.


Well, I suppose he was pretty good in 2009, but we're not talking about Mariano Rivera here. Even in his good years, he walked WAY too many people to be anything special and he's already 29.
   11. Accent Shallow Posted: February 19, 2010 at 05:00 PM (#3463588)
If part of that "stuff" is a lifetime 12-20 record with a 4.30 ERA, I would think such a free agent pitcher would be happy to sign with any team making him an offer.


Well, he is a lefty who can hit 96, right? Those guys don't exactly grow on trees.
   12. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: February 19, 2010 at 05:28 PM (#3463609)
What's a Star-Telegram? Is that a real newspaper? Because this is pretty abominable stuff. Poorly written and makes zero baseball sense.

I think I could see the logic in making Wilson the #1 lefty and give him some occasional save chances. But there's no chance he makes that rotation, they're like eight men deep with potential.
   13. BDC Posted: February 19, 2010 at 05:30 PM (#3463613)
Hmmn ... Wilson lacks fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency. He does have a fanatical devotion to straight-edge punk.
   14. Moloka'i Three-Finger Brown (Declino DeShields) Posted: February 19, 2010 at 05:37 PM (#3463616)
George: "But I have hand!"

George's girlfriend: "And you're gonna need it."
   15. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: February 19, 2010 at 05:58 PM (#3463627)
What's a Star-Telegram? Is that a real newspaper?

Yes. It's the "real newspaper" for Ft. Worth.
   16. phatj Posted: February 19, 2010 at 06:05 PM (#3463632)
I'm having a hard time coming up with a major leaguer I dislike more than C.J. Wilson.

I guess Adam Eaton wasn't with Texas long enough to make much of an impression.
   17. geonose Posted: February 19, 2010 at 07:15 PM (#3463718)
This is horrible writing.
His potential is so vast that containing it to a single inning seems dangerous.

Huh?
Just like a year ago, when he came to Surprise with a zero ERA

I think every Rangers pitcher shows up in Surprise with a zero ERA.
His organ donation card also lists his beard.

Oy. I have no words.

Then there's this quote from Mike Maddux: "If you go out there and somebody does something you cannot deny, you can't deny it." That's not even Yogi-worthy; but I guess I can't blame it on the author if she's just quoting Maddux.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Downtown Bookie
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogAmazin' Avenue - Cohen: Mets and Rockies discussing Troy Tulowitzki deal with Noah Syndergaard as the centerpiece
(36 - 1:57am, Dec 20)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogOC Register | Former Angels prospect Ryan Bolden shot to death
(4 - 1:52am, Dec 20)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogMax Scherzer not a realistic option, New York Yankees' Randy Levine says - ESPN New York
(73 - 1:50am, Dec 20)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogThe 2015 HOF Ballot Collecting Gizmo!
(127 - 1:20am, Dec 20)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(9174 - 1:15am, Dec 20)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogOT: Politics - December 2014: Baseball & Politics Collide in New Thriller
(5061 - 12:15am, Dec 20)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogJerry Crasnick on Twitter: "Jake Peavy has agreed on 2 yr deal with
(13 - 12:13am, Dec 20)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1356 - 11:43pm, Dec 19)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogTrading Justin Upton means the Braves are in full rebuilding mode | Mark Bradley blog
(78 - 11:40pm, Dec 19)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - December 2014
(743 - 11:33pm, Dec 19)
Last: King Mekong

NewsblogFull Count » Source: Red Sox close to deal sending Will Middlebrooks to Padres for Ryan Hanigan
(10 - 11:13pm, Dec 19)
Last: The TVerik of Lordly Might

NewsblogThe 4 surprisingly quiet teams of the MLB offseason
(28 - 10:07pm, Dec 19)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogRoyals sign Kris Medlen to two-year deal - MLB Daily Dish
(32 - 8:20pm, Dec 19)
Last: WSPanic

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-19-2014
(10 - 7:47pm, Dec 19)
Last: bobm

NewsblogHow the Rays lost the City Council vote - DRaysBay
(4 - 6:55pm, Dec 19)
Last: RMc is a fine piece of cheese

Page rendered in 0.1716 seconds
48 querie(s) executed