C.J. Wilson struggled throughout the postseason despite the Texas Rangers' run to the World Series. But that isn't stopping the Yankees from inquiring about the left-hander.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that he hasn't yet spoken to Wilson, who many regard as the best pitcher on the free-agent market this offseason, but he said the Bronx Bombers intend to contact him.
"[The Rangers] have won a lot and he's been a big part of that, so we'll certainly talk to him," he told the New York Post.
Wilson went 16-7 with a 2.94 ERA this past season before sputtering in the playoffs. He went 0-3, pushing his career postseason record to 1-5. One would think that those struggles might be a little bit concerning for Cashman, but the Yankees GM isn't too turned off, pointing to the fact that Wilson excelled during the season in a hitter's environment in Texas.
Wilson's agent, Bob Garber, said the lefty's body of work speaks for itself.
"He's a No. 1 starter and he's proven himself on a big stage," Garber told the New York Post. "There's no reason he couldn't do that in New York, so we're open-minded and that would include the Yankees in the process."
Cashman went as far to say that Wilson is a "front-line type of guy."
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