Sunday, January 13, 2013
Rumor Mill: Mets have strong interest in "The Beard" Brian Wilson
The Mets are showing strong interest in former Giants closer Brian Wilson, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today (on Twitter).
Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson watched Wilson yesterday in a private workout.
Alderson is "not sure" if the Mets will extend Wilson an offer, reports the New York Post's Mike Puma.
Before the New Year, Brian Wilson narrowed down his list of suitors in half from about nine or ten to approximately five.
The Giants are open to a reunion but are only willing to give Wilson a deal with a low base salary and performance-based incentives. The 30-year-old made only two appearances in 2012 before suffering a season-ending elbow injury.
Wilson has said in the past, that he does not want to go back to San Francisco because of the way he was treated and released..