Should The Yankees Attempt to Acquire Justin Wilson?

It’s no secret that the Yankees are looking to add another bullpen arm. Cashman was quoted as saying that he wanted to add one more bullpen arm after the Chapman signing.

With that being said there isn’t much left in the free agency market for relievers, and what is left could potentially be pricey. 

The Yankees could look to bring back none other than Justin Wilson, the hard throwing lefty that the Yankees acquired from the Pirates for Cervelli. 

While with New York Wilson posted a 3.10 ERA over 61 innings and proved to be one of Girardi’s most trusted assets. In the off-season last year, Wilson was traded to the Tigers for Chad Green and Luis Cessna a trade that has favored the Yankees to this point. 

Wilson struggled with the Tigers managing to hold onto a respectable 4.14ERA. He wasn’t as dominant as the season prior with the Yankees though. 

The Tigers have made it clear that anyone is available and a bullpen arm is something they don’t need right now if they plan on selling off the team. The Yankees could possibly come back and sweep Justin Wilson back up and improve their bullpen. 

The fact is that bullpen depth is a key to success in today’s game and Justin Wilson could be exactly what the Yankees need to make their bullpen as strong as possible before opening day. 


Author: David Rinehart

Die hard Yankees fan! Grew up rooting for the dynasty the Yankees built in the 90's.

10 thoughts on “Should The Yankees Attempt to Acquire Justin Wilson?”

      1. He had a bad season for PIT, sorta good season for NYY, and a bad season for DET. Those are his last three seasons. One sorta good season in between two bad ones doesn’t make you a good reliever…it makes you a bad reliever.


      2. There were like 30-40 relievers with better numbers than Justin Wilson in 2015….what would you call that than?


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