Oct 19, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Brian Wilson talks to the media before game five of the 2012 NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Will The Circus Come to Town? Sox Interested in Brian Wilson.

Perhaps the Red Sox want to start tilting seriously to the left again. Mix it up. Get down and dirty and old school. Let’s go Millar and Damon and Trot. Turn back the clock. Bring on Brian Wilson.

It’s out there. Buster Olney reported that the Giants, enamored with new found closer and healthy Wilson whacko wannabe Sergio Romo and coming off a stellar World Series, may be ready to peddle a ripe for the pickings Wilson after he was sidelined for the season with an injured elbow that required reconstructive surgery. Sports in general is either hunting or hunted and baseball is the jungle personified.

It appears that the Giants are non-tendering Wilson and the Red Sox are interested. From a practical perspective this could work. With Andrew Bailey already in Boston’s closer role, Wilson being the set up man could make dumping Alfredo Aceves a lot more palatable and, if Wilson rehabs successfully from his surgery, could make a potent back end.

On another level the Red Sox should be ready for the circus to some to town if Jonny Gomes and Wilson are on the same team.

Wilson, a Londonderry, New Hampshire native, averaged 41 saves per season over the last four years. If the stars align and the Sox want to get their freak on, Wilson just may be some much needed medicine.

She’s a super freak, super freak
She’s super-freaky, yow
Super freak, super freak
- Super Freak, Rick James

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  • John Fahrer

    Not sure if Wilson will take a hometown discount. He spends his offseason in Southern California. Probably wants to see what the Padres, Angels, or Dodgers do first.

    Looking at his career ERA and WHIP, he resembles more of a decent middle reliever rather than a shutdown closer. But he’ll want to play the part and get paid like the latter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.peterson.10 Steve Peterson

    Good points. I think Wilson’s ego to be the man will get him moving anywhere he can continue to fill that role and be allowed to be the nut that he is :)

    • John Fahrer

      It’ll be interesting to see what he winds up getting. Curious to see if Cherington makes any bullpen upgrades.