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Mets, Dodgers and Braves among “half-dozen teams” interested in Jack Wilson

Nov 21, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

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Jack Wilson is coming off back-to-back terrible years, but that hasn’t expressed multiple teams from expressing interest.

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets, Dodgers and Braves are among the “half-dozen teams” who have checked in on the veteran infielder.

Wilson, who turns 34 next month, batted .249/.283/.295 with zero homers, 11 RBI and a .559 OPS over 232 plate appearances this season between the Mariners and Braves.

Wilson is highly-regarded defensively and made appearances at shortstop, second base and third base this season, but we’re also talking about a career .266/.307/.368 hitter who has missed large chunks of time over the past few seasons due to injury. And his durability doesn’t figure to get any better as he gets up there in age. He’s likely at the point where he is viewed strictly as a backup and late-inning defensive replacement by most MLB general managers.

  1. wlschneider09 - Nov 21, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    “He’s likely at the point where he is viewed strictly as a backup and late-inning defensive replacement by most MLB general managers.”

    Except for the Twins, who would regard him as a fine everyday player.

  2. hep3 - Nov 21, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    This also seems like a perfect signing for Ned Colletti and the Dodgers. Old, slow, and not as good as the guy he would replace (Jamey Carroll). I see Ned going to $10 million for two years when no one else would give him $2 million for one.

    I swear Colletti is still on the Giants payroll.

    • marinersnate - Nov 21, 2011 at 10:46 PM

      “I see Ned going to $10 million for two years when no one else would give him $2 million for one.”

      Don’t laugh too hard, but that IS exactly what Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik paid this guy the last two years. $10 million for two years! *facepalm*

  3. missthedayswhenwedidnthavetologin - Nov 21, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    The Mets must be on the hunt for Chin-lung Hu Two!

  4. mojosmagic - Nov 21, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Why? The guy stinks and is an injury waiting to happen.

  5. cup0pizza - Nov 21, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    Ack. This scrub is right up Ned Colletti’s alley. Ugh.

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