A few days ago, Bill Ladson reported that the Nats had scouts in Oakland for last night's Rangers - A's battle - specifically for the purpose of scouting CJ Wilson's start. (Note: Wilson went 6 innings and gave up 2 ER while walking 3 and striking out 8).
By now you have seen plenty of other takes on this subject and whether or not CJ Wilson would be a valuable piece for the Nationals to have going forward.
I'm gonna just go ahead and say - No thanks, I'm good.
You might say that I'm crazy that I'm not interested in bringing aboard a pitcher that has a combined 10.1 WAR over the past two years.
All I have to say in response is that...
1 - He is already 31 years old and will want a 4+ year deal.
2 - He has only been a starter for two seasons.
3 - He has been on the DL for both Shoulder and Elbow issues.
4 - Sources say that he could be worth at least the same $82.5 Million that AJ Burnett and John Lackey received - and how is that working for the Yanks and Sox???
5 - I would much rather see Milone, Peacock, Wang, or Detwiler fill out the last 2 spots in the rotation.
What do you think, CapBallers?