The Varying Degrees Of The Angels' Interest In C.J. Wilson

ST LOUIS, MO: C.J. Wilson #36 of the Texas Rangers stands on the mound in the sixth inning during Game Seven of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

C.J. Wilson is a free agent starting pitcher - probably the best free agent starting pitcher - and the Angels' interest in him is serious. Or it is less serious. Let's examine the spectrum of possibilities!

C.J. Wilson is a free agent starting pitcher in what's widely considered to be a pretty thin market when it comes to free agent starting pitchers. The last two years, he's posted a 3.14 ERA over 67 starts with the Texas Rangers, so he's probably the best starter available. He's represented by agent Bob Garber.

The Los Angeles Angels are an organization looking to return to the top of the league after missing the playoffs for two years in a row. They have some money to spend, they're always thinking big, and they have some openings, including in the starting rotation.

One of the following tweets is real. The others, I wish were.

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Source: #Angels' interest in LHP C.J. Wilson is "serious." GM Jerry Dipoto is meeting with Wilson's agent in Milwaukee tonight.
Nov 15 via Twitter for BlackBerry®FavoriteRetweetReply


Dipoto: Listen, we're not looking for some kind of fling.
Dipoto: We're looking to settle down, you know?
Dipoto: When I look five, six years in the future, you know what I see?
Dipoto: I see your client and us, side by side.
Dipoto: I see your client and us, together, walking this path we call life.
Dipoto: I'll take care of your client here.
Dipoto: We'll take care of your client here.
Dipoto: I feel like we have a connection, and I want to see where it goes.
Dipoto: Your client belongs with us.
Dipoto: Your client belongs with us, and we belong with your client.
Dipoto: What do you say?
Garber: /shifts eyes

Source: #Angels' interest in LHP C.J. Wilson is "not serious." GM Jerry Dipoto is meeting with Wilson's agent in Milwaukee tonight.
Nov 15 via Twitter for BlackBerry®FavoriteRetweetReply


Dipoto: Hey, Bob!
Garber: Hello.
Dipoto: What's going on? How are things?
Garber: Well, you know, it's getting to be a busy time, and-
Dipoto: /tickles Garber
Garber: What are you-
Dipoto: Knock knock!
Garber: Wh-
Garber: What?
Dipoto: Knock knock!
Garber:
Dipoto:
Garber:
Dipoto:
Knock knock!
Garber:
Dipoto:
Garber:
Dipoto:
Banana!
Garber: Are you here to talk about C.J. Wilson or screw around?
Dipoto: Screw a round of what? Even one woman is a handful!
Dipoto: If you know what I mean!

Source: #Angels' interest in LHP C.J. Wilson is "mild." GM Jerry Dipoto is meeting with Wilson's agent in Milwaukee tonight.
Nov 15 via Twitter for BlackBerry®FavoriteRetweetReply


Dipoto: Three million, one year, two club options at the same price.
Garber: Are you serious?
Garber: For C.J. Wilson?
Garber: No, that will not be enough.
Dipoto: All right, I tried.

Source: #Angels' interest in LHP C.J. Wilson is "very low." GM Jerry Dipoto is sending a representative to a meeting with Wilson's agent in Milwaukee tonight.
Nov 15 via Twitter for BlackBerry®FavoriteRetweetReply


Cohen:
Garber:
Cohen:
Garber:
Cohen:
Hey.
Garber: Hey...
Cohen: What's up?
Garber:
Garber:
I'm just...
Garber: I'm sorry, who are you?
Cohen: David Cohen.
Garber: Mm hmm?
Cohen: I'm the Angels' director of legal affairs and risk management.
Garber: I see.
Cohen: Jerry sent me here.
Garber: Do you know why?
Cohen: Not really.
Garber: Was it about C.J. Wilson?
Cohen: I really don't know.
Garber: Huh.
Cohen: Yeah...
Garber:
Cohen:
Garber:
Cohen:
That chair looks kind of risky.

Source: #Angels' interest in LHP C.J. Wilson is "non-existent." No meetings planned.
Nov 15 via Twitter for BlackBerry®FavoriteRetweetReply


Phone: /rings
Phone: /rings
Dipoto: /sends to voicemail
Phone:
Phone:
/rings
Phone: /rings
Dipoto: /sends to voicemail
Phone:
Phone:
/rings
Phone: /rings
Dipoto: /sighs
Dipoto: /answers
Garber: Jerry, I-
Dipoto: Listen Bob, stop calling me.
Dipoto: Just stop calling me, all right?
Dipoto: Just stop. Jesus.
Dipoto: /hangs up
Dipoto: Jesus.

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