Bob Nightengale of USA Today has an update on Brian Wilson.
Former #SFGiants closer Brian Wilson has 5 offers-from 4 NL teams and 1 AL team with #Pirates and #Dbacks considered strong front runners.
â Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 29, 2013
Brian Wilson would provide bullpen depth and an 80 grade playoff beard.
We heard about Wilson last Thursday. Nate Barnes wrote about him here. I talked about how you can never have too much depth, and while the Pirates donât need him, it definitely would be a luxury for the bullpen. Then we discussed him in last weekâs podcast. So check those links for plenty of analysis on Wilson.
At the time we just heard the Pirates linked to Wilson, but this news from Nightengale obviously boosts the interest level. In those cases where a team is watching someone, you never know the actual interest. I still wouldnât say itâs a guarantee that the Pirates get Wilson, but at least now it seems like it could be a strong possibility, and we know that theyâre going after him stronger than other teams.