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The market for Brian Wilson appears strong, but the Yankees aren't in the running


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The market for Brian Wilson appears strong, but the Yankees aren't in the running

 

Younger than Nathan, less combustible than Balfour, more reliable than Rodney, more experienced than Benoit, more everything than Perez, Wilson has generated interest from the Giants, Dodgers, Cleveland IndiansDetroit TigersColorado RockiesSeattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox. The Cincinnati Reds might be in, depending on the role they envision for Aroldis Chapman. Wilson would prefer to close, but will take each situation as it comes, so setting up for, say, Kenley Jansen in Los Angeles or Koji Uehara in Boston is a possibility. Also, the Giants would have Wilson back, even after the late-season dust-up between Wilson and team president Larry Baer, as neither seem compelled to carry a grudge.

 

The market would seem to bear for closers a two- or three-year contract for $10 million or more per season. 

 

 

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I'd go 1 year/$6 million with a 2nd year team option plus incentives.

Ehhhhhhh that is still a lot. I'd do something like 1/3 million with a team option. Incentives are 1 million for 50 innings pitched, 1 million for 30 saves, 1 million for 40 saves, 1 million for 50 saves, etc...

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Perhaps, yet the supply of dominant relievers is extremely thin. Market dynamics will net The Beard a very lucrative multi-year deal.

Strongly disagree. Balfour, Smith, Nathan, Lopez, and Mujica are all free agents. Then you have the 2nd tier which includes Rodney, Madson, Downs, etc. There are a lot of relievers available this year and many of them are good to VERY good.

It would be like the Angels giving Madson a 3/30 deal in 2013 after missing an entire year because he was a dominant closer in a "thin" market. Anyone who gives Wilson more than a 1 year deal is stupid. He has to earn it after basically missing 2 straight seasons and having his second TJ surgery.

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Strongly disagree. Balfour, Smith, Nathan, Lopez, and Mujica are all free agents. Then you have the 2nd tier which includes Rodney, Madson, Downs, etc. There are a lot of relievers available this year and many of them are good to VERY good.

It would be like the Angels giving Madson a 3/30 deal in 2013 after missing an entire year because he was a dominant closer in a "thin" market. Anyone who gives Wilson more than a 1 year deal is stupid. He has to earn it after basically missing 2 straight seasons and having his second TJ surgery.

 

But unlike Madson.  Wilson did pitch last season.  Granted, only 13.2 innings.  But it was 13.2 dominant innings more than Madson.  Someone will drink the cool aid.  Someone always does.  

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I'm gonna guess 2/14 with a vesting option.  I think the money going out to mid or low level free agents this year is going to reach an all time silliness. 

I would have this pretty close to the mark. It seems like there's a strong appetite to overpay for relief pitching this offseason. The likes of Wilson and Balfour are going to get some pretty crazy deals.

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