According to this New York Post article, it is believed that Wilson could be signed in the 5 year, $75 million range. That's $15 million per season. For comparisons sake, Burnett signed a 5 year, $82.5 million contract, or $16.5 million per season. That would put Wilson at 36 in the last year of his contract. Yesterday we posted that Wilson, as the top free agent pitcher would likely get more than Burnett's deal, in both years and dollars, and that we didn't think he would be worth the investment. But say he could be signed in the neighborhood of 5 years and $75 million, is he worth it then?
That article also mentions that Cashman has been in contact with Edwin Jackson's agent, Scott Boras. We know what Jackson does: throws hard, but can't find the strike zone. But I wonder if he may be a better option lower in our rotation than say, us hoping on a Phil Hughes comeback, or signing Colon or Garcia again.