Source: Mets “Haven’t Closed the Door” on Wilson

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

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.

 

Topics: Brian Wilson, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants

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