SF Giants Rumors: Brian Wilson, Ryan Vogelsong, Josh Johnson, Ricky Nolasco, Jason Hammel and Fred Lewis
It’s been reported by Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter) that the San Francisco Giants are one of the teams interested in Brian Wilson. I’m sure the Giants do have some interest and aren’t ruling out anyone at this point. However, Wilson is looking for a closer role. With Sergio Romo currently holding the closing job here in San Francisco, I can’t see a Wilson return as a setup man. Maybe the Giants interest is just to drive up the price for other clubs. We might never know their true level of interest.
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports (via Twitter) that the Giants are continuing a dialog with Ryan Vogelsong‘s agent. In another Schulman tweet, he says the Giants have talked to Josh Johnson‘s agent only “in passing”. Schulman also says (Twitter Links) the Giants also chatted with Ricky Nolasco‘s agent ‘in passing” as well. However, he says the Giants aren’t interested because Nolasco seeks a four year contract.
Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com (via Twitter) says sources have told him that the Giants have requested medical records for free agent starting pitcher Jason Hammel. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com throws out a followup tweet, saying don’t go nuts every time the Giants “express interest” or “ask for medicals” on a player. They cast a wide net.
Ex-Giants outfielder Fred Lewis tells SF Giants Rumors that he’s not sure if he’s returning to Japan for another season, but he does hope to stay in the states.
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