Thursday, November 29, 2012

Red Sox May Have Interest In SF's Brian Wilson

 'Londonderry Loon' To Fenway?
According to a report by Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, sources are claiming that the Red Sox may have interest in eccentric closer Brian Wilson. Alternatively known as "The Beard", "The Londonderry Loon" (he grew up in NH), or the "Winchester Wacko" (he was born in that Mass. town), the arbitration-eligible Wilson could be available on Sunday if the Giants don't tender him a contract. Wilson missed all but two games of the 2012 World Championship season for the Giants (Tommy John surgery), but was a revelation in their 2010 run to the top. In 2011, the 30-year old had 36 saves (down from his league-leading 48 in 2010), with a 3.11 ERA. His addition would certainly hearken back to the "idiot" culture of 2004.