Rockies targeting Wilson, Balfour

What is the market like for Wilson?

Rockies targeting Wilson, Balfour
November 7, 2013, 11:45 am
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Brian Wilson finished his injury shortened 2013 season with a 0.66 ERA in 13.2 innings pitched. (AP IMAGES)

The Rockies appear to have a shortlist in their search for a late inning reliever, which includes two former Bay Area players.

Former Giants closer Brian Wilson and former A's closer Grant Balfour are two of the free agent targets that Colorado has set their sights on according to the Denver Post.

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The Rockies look to be going for power pitchers in an attempt to upgrade their 28th ranked bullpen that finished with a 4.23 ERA last season.

Colorado was one of several teams that scouted Wilson when made a return from his second Tommy John surgery last season.

Wilson who eventually landed with the Dodgers, finished his injury shortened season with a 0.66 ERA in 13.2 innings pitched, and averaged a 95 mph fastball in October.

[RELATED: Reliever Neshek elects free agency]

Balfour has received calls from five potential suitors so far according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Balfour, who spent his last three seasons with the Oakland A's posted a career high 38 saves with a 2.59 ERA in 62.2 innings pitched in 2013. 

 

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