CubsWin wrote:Obviously you wait and see how he does the rest of the season and in the playoffs, but if you had to make the decision today, would you resign Justin Wilson assuming the price is right?
After a horrible first 3 weeks in May (and since May 26th), Wilson has a 2.88 ERA, a slash of .200/.301/.288, and 35 Ks, 12 BBs in 22.1 IP. His 79.6% strand rate is not great, but decent. He obviously possess higher than average velocity and spin rate.
The best (and more expensive) FA options this coming off season are Andrew Miller (34) and Zach Britton (31). Other FAs that are more on par with Wilson are Jake Diekman (32) and Tony Sipp (35).
I honestly don't know what I would do. Your thoughts?
So the top target is obviously Bryce Harper. A lot will depend on whether we're successful in signing him. Next one on the list is what to do about the SR. Can we count on Darvish next year? We might need to trade someone from our young core to get a youngish, cost-controlled starter. I think we're trading Happ this offseason.Do I want to re-sign Wilson?
No. I don't trust him and I don't believe his next contract will be a good one for the team signing him. He has good stuff, but his control comes and goes. I think we're moving on from Wilson this offseason.
I'm not sure about going after Andrew Miller or Zach Britton. If the price is right and we miss on Harper then I could maybe see signing one of them. They might not cost as much because of their injury-marred seasons. I'd rather sign Britton over Miller if I had to choose between the two of them.
EDIT: So a source or someone who knows people inside MLB told me Andrew Miller was hoping he got traded to the Cubs back in 2016. He really wanted to come here if the Yankees were going to move him. Theo and this FO are very familiar with him as well.
"It was met with, basically, he didn't want to talk about that. He didn't want me to tell him that. I just basically said, 'Well that's why we want an electronic strike zone.'" -- Ben Zobrist