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Phillies one of several teams interested in Brian Wilson

Jul 23, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

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Given the age of the Phillies’ roster, if you asked many of them, “What do you think about Brian Wilson?” you might get a few “I love the Beach Boys!” replies. Brian Wilson the baseball player, however, will be showing off his surgically-repaired right arm in front of several teams, including the Phillies, on Thursday, according to’s Todd Zolecki.

Wilson made two appearances with the Giants last season before landing on the disabled list, ultimately requiring Tommy John surgery. He is relatively young at 31 and could be had cheaply with an incentive-laden contract, depending on how many teams consider him a legitimate option for their bullpens.

The Phillies recently received word they will be without relievers Mike Adams and Jeremy Horst for the rest of the season. At 4.36, the Phillies have the National League’s worst bullpen ERA. But, with a 49-50 record and seven games out of first place in the NL East entering tonight’s game against the Cardinals, the Phillies still consider themselves contenders.

  1. gotampabay52 - Jul 23, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    what happen to papabaun or whatever that weakBoston pitcher name is

    • biasedhomer - Jul 23, 2013 at 9:52 PM

      He’s pretty average but the rest of the bullpen seems to be below average.

  2. thomas844 - Jul 23, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Cincinnati has been without both of their 8th inning men: Marshall and Broxton. I’d like to see The Beard come to the Queen City. A Beard/Cuban Missile combo in the 8th and 9th inning would truly be epic.

  3. flyeredup - Jul 23, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Pretenders, not Contenders. Trade Utley, Papelbon, Chooch, Cliff Lee

    • Conner012367 - Jul 24, 2013 at 12:26 PM

      Trade? hes a free agent.

  4. yournuts - Jul 24, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    Trade you Joba Chamberlain for Cliff Lee?

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