Showing posts with label Brian Wilson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brian Wilson. Show all posts

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets looking at closers to bolster beleaguered bullpen


Valverde 
The Mets' search for bullpen help has led them to some prominent free agent relievers. The Mets are pursuing Jose Valverde, and would even consider bringing Francisco Rodriguez back to New York, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports.

However, a deal with Brian Wilson is now considered “very unlikely.”

The Mets are interested in signing Valverde, but only on their terms. Rubin suggests the Mets might be prepared to guarantee Valverde $4MM on a deal with significant incentives. Though the Mets have some interest in Rodriguez, he is believed to be seeking about $7MM, according to Rubin. Both free agent right-handers are clients of the Boras Corporation.

The Mets visited Roy Oswalt to convince him to join the team as its closer, Rubin reports. Oswalt is not interested in becoming a closer, so he’s no longer an option for GM Sandy Alderson. The Mets have one serious offer out to a late-inning reliever who’s not a closer, Rubin adds. The team expects to hear back from the player shortly.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mets Rumors: Brian Wilson, Scott Hairston, Brandon Webb, Justin Upton, Grady Sizemore


Mets Rumors:

The Mets watched free agent reliever Brian Wilson this weekend, and weren’t impressed, Mike Puma of the NY Post reports.

The Mets don’t consider the rehabbing right-hander to be worthy of a big league deal at this point. Wilson, who’s recovering from Tommy John surgery, wasn’t interested in a minor league contract, according to Puma.

The Mets could watch him pitch later on, but right now he’s not physically ready in the view of Mets personnel. “He’s got a ways to go,” one person said. The Mets were known to have interest in Wilson.

It’s believed that the Mets countered Scott Hairston’s asking price of two years and $8MM with a one-year, $2MM offer, Puma reports. One source suggested to the Post that the Mets will find a way of adding an outfielder even if they don’t re-sign the free agent Hairston.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Rumor Mill: Mets have strong interest in "The Beard" Brian Wilson


Rumor Mill:

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..

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

ESPN Video: Brian "The Beard" Wilson talks getting a big bat (Carlos Beltran)




San Fran Closer Brian Wilson made his All-Star Post Game comments clear... They need a big bat (Carlos Beltran). But, What's with the garden gnomes in his beard, LOL?

Got to love him!
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