ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney had an interesting tweet this morning about the possible availability of San Francisco Giants reliever Brian Wilson:
One very interesting possibility for the Red Sox: Brian Wilson, a N.H. native who likely will be non-tendered by the Giants later this week.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 28, 2012
He missed all but two games in 2012 due to an elbow injury that required reconstructive surgery, so the former Giants closer doesn't come without risk. But there's some up-side there too: He averaged 41 saves per season over the last four years. And the bearded-one is a personality as well, so there's some box office juice there as well.
Wilson, who has spent the last 10 years with the Giants, received $8.5 million in 2012. The Giants prefer to let him become a free agent then re-sign him for significantly less.
Your turn: What's your take? If the Giants do indeed non-tender Wilson, should the Red Sox pursue him? And if you think they should, do you see him as the team's new closer or as a set-up option for Andrew Bailey? We imagine Wilson srill wants to close, so he is probably unlikely to sign with a team that already has a closer. Share your thoughts in the comments section.