Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/27/13
The Mets intend to make a second visit soon to watch free-agent reliever Brian Wilson throw, Sandy Alderson told ESPN’s Jim Bowden. Wilson is recovering from Tommy John surgery. Alderson previously has acknowledged Wilson threw only 20 pitches during the first session for the Mets, on Jan. 12 at UCLA, and that his velocity was substandard at that time. Sandy also explained his reluctance to lose a first round pick, and confirms he has one foot in “rebuild mode” and the other foot in “win now mode”. “The blueprint here is to rebuild the farm system at the same time that we try to be competitive. For us to lose the first round pick would be a counter to that approach.” “On the other hand, we have added significantly to our minor league system with the trade of R.A. Dickey and the acquisition of Zack Wheeler last year. So, the farm system is in much better shape than it had been. And so, we are in a position to at least consider the possibility of losing a draft pick. But at the same t...
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