Pirates Willing To Listen On Justin Wilson

The Pirates have had lots of interest in lefty Justin Wilson, and they are willing to listen to offers, FOX Sports' Jon Morosi writes (Twitter link). The hard-throwing Wilson posted a 2.08 ERA with 7.2 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in his first full season for the Pirates last season. The Pirates are likely to be on the lookout for a first baseman, a starting pitcher and a backup infielder. They have a second cost-controlled bullpen lefty in Tony Watson and have had recent success acquiring relievers on the cheap, so they may feel Wilson is expendable for the right price.

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4 Comments on "Pirates Willing To Listen On Justin Wilson"

1 year 8 months ago

Yes, I would.

1 year 8 months ago

Why was Wilson not better in the minors? Seems to have incredible stuff.

Thomas Anthony
1 year 8 months ago

Control issues. Was always a flame thrower but had trouble with control. It’s what got him bumped from starter to reliever.

1 year 8 months ago

I have no problem with selling high on bullpen arms, especially with the way NH has been able to assemble bullpens. It would need to be a pretty good haul though.