C.J. Wilson Signs 5-Year, $75 Million Deal with Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Luke JohnsonContributor IIIDecember 8, 2011

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 28:  C.J. Wilson #36 of the Texas Rangers pitches 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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Pick your poison: Weaver, Haren or Santana.

But now, pick another poison.

According to Jon Heyman's Twitter, the Angels have agreed to a five-year, $75 million deal with former Rangers ace C.J. Wilson.

The lefty is a Christmas bow that completes a foursome in Anaheim as dominate as anyone in the league.

Tack on the recent Albert Pujols signing and this winter is quite a fat spread under the sunny Anaheim Christmas tree.

It makes you wonder how much the Angels have a bone to pick with Texas, who last year in a makeshift deal with Toronto, stole former starting star catcher Mike Napoli.

The Angels are now the deepest team in baseball with as much of a shot at a World Series as anyone.

Wilson gives the Halos a gift of a fourth starter. His 16-7 record with a 2.94 ERA is good enough to be a franchise ace anywhere else.

A Newport Beach native, Wilson now gets to enjoy the weather he long loved growing up. Which makes you wonder how much his decision was based solely on that.