Originally written on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 10/24/14
So far this offseason the New York Mets have remained quiet when it comes to addressing their bullpen needs, but things might be starting to pick up.  Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweeted this morning that the Mets are showing strong interest in former Giants closer Brian Wilson. #bbpBox_290486546476462081 a { text-decoration:none; color:#AD2121; }#bbpBox_290486546476462081 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } The New York #Mets are showing strong interest in former #SFGiants closer Brian Wilson. GM Sandy Alderson watched him Sat in private workout about 2 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite @BNightengale Bob Nightengale #bbpBox_290518748148953088 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_290518748148953088 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Got confirmation: #Mets watched Brian Wilson on Saturday in California, I believe at UCLA. Don’t believe there’s an imminent signing coming. 22 minutes ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite @AdamRubinESPN Adam Rubin This is the type of play I was hoping the Mets would make, but it’s still too early to know if Wilson will fall into their price range.  Back in late December Scott Miller of CBS said that 9-10 teams were interested in the 30-year-old reliever but he had narrowed his list to roughly five teams. #bbpBox_284782618845802496 a { text-decoration:none; color:#165EF0; }#bbpBox_284782618845802496 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Lots of interest in Brian Wilson, source says. He’s still not close to signing but has narrowed list from 9 or 10 teams to 5 or so December 28, 2012 5:07 pm via Twitter for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite @ScottMCBS Scott Miller The fact that Alderson was there to watch ‘The Beard’ during a private workout suggests that the Mets are one team that is on his list.  It certainly makes sense for both sides as Wilson, who was non-tendered by the Giants after missing all but two games last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, would get an opportunity to rebuild his value in the pitcher-friendly Citi Field.  The Mets, meanwhile, would get the services of a high upside reliever on what one could only guess would be an incentive laden short term deal.  As far as Wilson’s health goes, most believe he will be ready to pitch by Spring Training as he’s already completed his long toss program. #bbpBox_276487020296155136 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_276487020296155136 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Source: Brian Wilson has been told by surgeon James Andrews that he will be cleared for spring training and ready by opening day. December 5, 2012 7:43 pm via webReplyRetweetFavorite @TBrownYahoo Tim Brown I really hope the Mets can find a way to add Wilson to the bullpen.  I’m not sure how feasible it is with Frank Francisco getting paid close to $7 million this year, but obviously Alderson sees it as a possibility if he’s going cross country to track the The Beard’s progress. #bbpBox_290506109968584704 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_290506109968584704 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } On Brian Wilson, Frank Francisco underwent surgery in December for bone spur but should be ready for season as far as I know. Making $6.5M. about 1 hour ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite @AdamRubinESPN Adam Rubin Wilson has been a dominant force in the past and has the type of personality that can ignite a fan base.  Mets fans need that, we want that, we deserve that. Earlier this offseason Ken Rosenthal, while appearing on MLB Network, predicted that Wilson could land in either Boston or L.A. if non-tendered.  Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, however, has already reported that the Dodgers are not likely to pursue Wilson. Your browser does not support iframes.
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