Texas Rangers principal owner and CEO, Nolan Ryan, told Jon Morosi of Fox Sports that he does not expect C.J. Wilson to re-sign with the club.
Wilson is considered by many to be one of the top pitching prizes on the free-agent market this winter. The 31-year-old posted a 16-7 record this season for the Texas Rangers, while also recording a 2.94 ERA in over 220 innings of work. Some, however, view the All-Star pitcher as a risk due to his generally short track record as a starting pitcher and his age. Wilson was a reliever for the Rangers from 2005-2009.
It has been reported that the Miami Marlins offered Wilson a six-year deal today, and other teams such as the Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Angels, and the Boston Red Sox have been reportedly interested in the Wilson's services. Wilson has helped take the Texas Rangers to make back-to-back World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011, however according to Ryan’s statements, it seems he won’t be there to attempt for a third straight run at the title.