October 16, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson (00) pitches the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game five of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rockies are interested in reliever Brian Wilson


The Colorado Rockies are pretty much on a mission to add some depth in their bullpen as they are currently interested in some big reliever arms this offseason.

According to the Denver Post, the Colorado Rockies are interested in both former Oakland Athletics closer Grant Balfour and San Francisco Giant/Los Angeles Dodger reliever Brian Wilson. Wilson was one time San Francisco’s closer but that ended up becoming Sergio Romo’s job later on down the line because of Tommy John surgery.

With him being released by the Giants, it opened up an opportunity to go to the Dodgers and get things back on track. He pitched 13 2/3 innings, struck out just 13 and posted an ERA of 0.66.

Wilson can possibly win the closer job in Colorado if they decide to pick him over Balfour. Despite his Tommy John surgery, Wilson will still get some attention by teams across the league. Right now it may look like the Rockies could offer him a little bit more.

But will they actually attempt to sign him? I think they land him.

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  • Andrew van Laar

    If the Rockies are pretty desperate for some real quality bullpen arms, Toronto would be most likely shopping at least one of Casey Janssen, Steve Delebar, Brett Cecil and Sergio Santos who are all on EXTREMELY team friendly contracts right now. Assuming the Rockies have something the Jays need, I think a trade could be worked out.