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    Brian Wilson

    Thinking back on http://twinsdaily.com/showthread.php...Is-The-Bullpen...

    What are the odds the Twins toss their line in the water? The team took a flier on Zumaya last year, and I loved the idea of this deal at the time, and I was bummed it didn't work out. I understand this is a different situation with two different players, I'm just curious, throwing this out there. What is the market/expected contract value for Wilson? Sorry if this issue has already been addressed.

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    Twins absolutey need to address a hard throwing righthanded setup man to help Jaret Burton (who may be a 1yr wonder)......they have already shown they dont think much of TJ recovery guys by underpaying Scot Baker (who left) & saying they will baby Kyle Gibson all year.
    Think they is no shot but I would explore it.....Wilson will only consider a winner IMO

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    No way Wilson comes here. He made $8M last year and will only consider closing for a contender. The only way he comes to the Twins as a setup guy is if the Twins way overpay him (at least the $8M he made last year) - and what a waste that would be instead of paying for starters.

    They wouldn't pay Nathan - they sure won't give their largest FA contract ever to Wilson.
    Last edited by ScottyB; 12-01-2012 at 01:33 PM.

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    The risk isn't worth the reward for Wilson, and my guess is his services will require some serious coin.

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    It's worth tossing a line out. Chances of getting him are slim, but we'll never know if we don't ask. Becoming a FA by non-tender doesn't typically encourage other teams to pay top dollar for ya

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    I don't know about Wilson "only playing for a contender." He's far more likely to play for the team willing to shell out the most money for his services. Given his name, he's probably going to get a decent contract, and I highly doubt he comes here because he's going to want to close.

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