May 18, 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants reliever Brian Wilson (38) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The Giants defeated the Dodgers 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Source: Mets "Haven't Closed the Door" on Wilson

Earlier on Wednesday, it was reported that the New York Mets were not impressed when they saw closer Brian Wilson work out at UCLA.

However, a source tells Newsday that there is still potential for signing Wilson to a major-league contract, saying that the Mets “haven’t closed the door.”

Whether these are conflicting reports or just a change of heart, it is clear that the Mets are flirting with Wilson to give them some help in their depleted bullpen.

Wilson had his 2012 season derailed after a second Tommy John surgery. He has been the Giants’ closer for the past four seasons, racking up 171 saves and growing a huge beard.

However, the Giants have been a bit timid with their future plans with him, as Sergio Romo has transitioned nicely over to the closer role. If Wilson were to re-sign with the Giants, it may be for s setup role or even middle relief.


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