Boston Red Sox rumors have the team trying to sign Brian Wilson as their newest reliever Buster Olney is already stating that the San Francisco Giants are likely non-tendering Wilson, making him a very available option for the Red Sox to grab.
Some Red Sox fans might be looking at this possible signing with disdain, especially because the team already has Andrew Bailey signed as the closer. This would give Wilson the set-up role for the team, making the end of the bullpen in Boston one of the best in the league.
This shouldn’t rule out the Giants as potential suitors, though, as the team is probably just hoping that he will come back at a discount. This opens the door for a team like Boston to offer him more money, likely pricing him out of the neighborhood where San Francisco would be comfortable.
Wilson could certainly bring a lot of excitement to the eighth inning in Boston and his energy would be something that fans could get behind. Just how well a combination of Wilson and Bailey would work is another question.
What do you think about these Boston Red Sox rumors? Is closer Brian Wilson the answer to getting this team back on track?