Saturday, January 19, 2008
The Red Sox are expressing interest in outfielder Brad Wilkerson, a sign that talks with Bobby Kielty are dead. Wilkerson struggled with the Rangers last season hitting .234 with 20 HR and 62 RBI in 119 games, but could make for a solid bench player. His agent, Scott Boras, hasn't lowered his asking price from three years at seven million dollars annually, so I don't expect anything to get done until he backs off those. The Red Sox already have too many outfielders, and should probably look to trade Coco Crisp before they add one more. Wilkerson is being pursued by several teams, but it is believed that the Red Sox are the front-runners because of Wilkerson's love for Boston.