As if this season wasn’t already bad enough. 35-year-old veteran left-handed pitcher C.J. Wilson has decided to undergo yet another shoulder surgery which will most likely end his tenure with the Angels. Wilson has already been out nearly 10 months since he last threw in a game due to removal of bone chips from his elbow and now he has to undergo yet another surgery to repair fraying on the labrum and rotator cuff in his left shoulder.
Wilson was leaning toward having the surgery on July 5th and now that he committed to having said surgery, we are committed to trying to forget C.J. in any way possible. Since signing a five-year, $77.5M contract before the 2012 season Wilson compiled 722 1/3 innings with 622 strikeouts and a 3.87 ERA. 2012-2013 C.J.
was really the only good performance years we got out of him but ever since 2013 it’s been a joke. During the 2014 regular season he compiled a horrendous 4.51 ERA in 31 games started which to me doesn’t worthy of almost $16M for that year. As the season went on the Angels made it to the postseason after winning their division and C.J. Struck again.
On October 5, in his only postseason start with the Angels, he only went 2/3 of an inning after giving 3 earned runs and a walk. Let me reminder you that it was also Game 3 of the ALDS, when the Royals advance to the ALCS. Now let’s move onto 2015 were Wilson had his season cut short after only 21 games started while posting a 3.89 ERA in 132 innings.
A season which is believed that he ended on purpose because he diagnosed himself and said that the only way to fix his shoulder pain was through a surgical procedure. In fact a lot of his fellow teammates thought it was unacceptable and that they didn’t believe he was that injured.
Pujols and Wilson were the two big signings for the Angels in 2012 and Pujols has been injured a couple of times and had surgery during his time with the Angels and guess what? He’s still playing. We can all tell you don’t want to be here C.J. and we will gladly find someone else that will actually play and compete for the amount of money you got paid for.