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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
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   1. Accent Shallow is on swiftly tilting planet 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 (as quoted on MLB Network) 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. SPICEY WITH A SIDE OF BEER ON A BABYYYYYYY 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 is on swiftly tilting planet 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 (as quoted on MLB Network) 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.

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