If Wilson is healthy and ready to go, he would be a great addition to any team hoping to make a World Series push. If Wilson isn't ready, well, no harm no foul.
But all indications seem to point to Wilson recovering well from his second Tommy John surgery. According to CSNBayArea.com, Wilson had "terrific stuff" in a recent workout for the Giants. If he's even close to throwing like he was before his injury, teams will be lining up for the 31-year old righthander.
Yet with the first-place Dodgers and his former team the Giants also reported to be interested in Wilson, how could the Phillies stand a chance? At 49-51, the Phillies are hardly the most attractive "buyer" on the market. Plus, with the next five games scheduled in St. Louis and Detroit, the Phillies could turn into sellers very quickly.
Would the Phillies be better off forgetting about Wilson and instead turning the bullpen work over to the arms in the system? That picture remains cloudy right now, but it should be much clearer by this time next week.
Savery to the DL
Another injury in the 'pen?
With Mike Adams, Jeremy Horst and Mike Stutes out with injuries, lefty reliever Joe Savery was sent to the 15-day disabled list yesterday with elbow stiffness.
Who are the only relievers on the Phillies to make it through the season without a DL stint or a trip back to the minors?
Answer: Jonathan Papelbon and Antonio Bastardo.