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.