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C.J. Wilson is looking for a six-year, $120 million contract

2011 World Series Game 7 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 28: 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 on October 28, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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From Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated comes word that free agent left-hander C.J. Wilson is seeking a six-year contract worth “close to” $120 million.

Wilson is a shining light on a free agent market short on quality starting pitching and he might be able to land a six-year deal with so many teams desperate for rotation upgrades, but $20 million-per-season is what Roy Halladay is currently earning with the Phillies and more than what Miguel Cabrera is getting from the Tigers. In other words, it’s a reach.

But you can’t really blame his agent for asking.

Wilson, 30, registered a 2.94 ERA and 206/74 K/BB ratio in 223 1/3 innings this season for the American League champion Rangers. He had a 3.35 ERA and 170/93 K/BB ratio in 204 innings the year before.

The Marlins, Red Sox, Yankees and Angels are all said to have interest, and the Rangers also want him back.