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    Brian Wilson: For or Against?

    Would you support a Brian Wilson signing if it was an incentive-laden deal? Chapman's move to the rotation could be a great thing, but I worry about the impact it has on our bullpen. Broxton doesn't seem to care what his role is, and why not roll the dice and add another possible high-leverage arm to the back of the pen? I don't know how much he has in the tank after surgery, but I'd be willing to take a chance. What are your thoughts?

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    Re: Brian Wilson: For or Against?

    Pass

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    Depends on the deal. A cheap one year deal to let him reestablish his value wouldn't be the worst thing ever. Other than that, yeah, pass.

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    Re: Brian Wilson: For or Against?

    Will the band play before the fireworks on Friday Night once a month?

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    Re: Brian Wilson: For or Against?

    The Giants have passed on him after monitoring his progress. That speaks volumes.

    Besides, it might cause problems in the clubhouse between his beard and Sam LeCure's moustache.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Brian Wilson: For or Against?

    I'd give him a million or two, but anything beyond that I'm not interested.
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    Re: Brian Wilson: For or Against?

    Once Chapman moves into the rotation, the pen has two late inning guys and a bunch of 11th and 12th men. Another guy capable of late inning dependability would be nice. Not sure if Wilson is that guy anymore, but even though the Reds have a glut of numbers, there is a definite hole in the pen IMO. This is especially true if the glut of fringey vets pushes Hoover to AAA.
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    Re: Brian Wilson: For or Against?

    nope
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    Re: Brian Wilson: For or Against?

    I get bad vibrations from Brian Wilson. Pass.

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    Re: Brian Wilson: For or Against?

    While I'm usually all for taking a low cost shot at a pitching reclamation project, I'd pass on Wilson.

    I can't help but think that his personality and ego would not mesh well with our squad.

    Also, the guy is just a little too much of a flake for my tastes. He's the knd of guy that's OK in small doses (or if he's a guaranteed ace ), but I say no thanks to having to look at him every other game just in the hopes that he can contribute some depth.

    PS I live in the SF Bay Area, so I know what it's like to get too much Brian Wilson exposure.

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    Re: Brian Wilson: For or Against?

    I pass -- not the kind of crazy I want to watch -- now bring on the ghost of Rob Dibble or Norm Charlton.
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    Re: Brian Wilson: For or Against?

    For the right price, sure.

    I like his kind of crazy.
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    Re: Brian Wilson: For or Against?

    For a couple million, yes, I'd take a flyer on him. High-impact bullpen arms are valuable. Plus Broxton could show up to camp 40 pounds overweight.
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    Re: Brian Wilson: For or Against?

    As I sit here In My Room I think Wouldn't It Be Nice to have Brian Wilson in the Reds bullpen, someone to Shut Down opposing hitters as Chapman moves to the rotation. Maybe in The Warmth Of The Sun of Great American Ball Park Wilson would re-gain his performance and Do It Again, this time for the Reds All Summer Long. Part of me says Don't Worry Baby, It'll Be All Right, but God Only Knows if signing Wilson would be a good idea. I agree with Puffy-I don't get Good Vibrations from this idea.
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