I’ve got some more info from the same source that told me about Boston’s interest in Brad Wilkerson.
- The Red Sox offered Wilkerson one year and $2MM plus incentives, and today is the deadline for him to decide. The appeal is that Wilkerson would join a winning organization for the first time; he’d be a backup first baseman and outfielder. It does not seem that Wilkerson is seeking three years and $21MM.
- Wilkerson’s fate could be linked to the Erik Bedard situation. If the Mariners are able to acquire Bedard and give up Adam Jones, they would be interested in signing Wilkerson to play right field. That would be a better chance for playing time for him.