The Phillies might not have to fear the beard any longer because Brian Wilson might just be coming to Philly. The Phillies are in need of major bullpen help and are interested in someone that might just be the solution. Some might know him as “Fear the Beard”, others might know him as Brian Wilson, but along with the Phillies, several teams are interested in Wilson, and will be sending a scout out to Los Angeles to watch him throw on Thursday. Wilson is a free-agent and is 31 years old, but most importantly, Wilson is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery and hasn’t pitched since April of 2012.
When Ruben Amaro Jr. was asked if he had much interest in Wilson, he responded by saying,
I don’t know yet. That’s why we’ll look at him.
Although “Fear the Beard” hasn’t pitched in over a year, I think he would still be an upgrade and a great guy to have in the clubhouse. We have seen Wilson be able to be a very dominant reliever before his surgery, and if the Phillies sign him, hopefully he still can be dominant after his surgery.