We all love Brian Wilson – and with good reason. Outside of his eccentric personality, the guy is an intense competitor who played injured and went out there and threw every pitch like it was his last. That’s why the potential divorce stings so bad – we want him back, but, not at the price nor commitment he feels the Giants owe him. And that’s the problem – he feels the Giants owe him.
The orange and black haven’t been outlandish with their rumored offers to Wilson. I mean, factor everything in – a second Tommy John, his age and an already high quality bullpen where the Giants can’t really afford to get pricey – there isn’t a lot of wiggle room here. Assuming Wilson could meet the requirements in his incentive laden deal, all parties would be happy but Wilson doesn’t see it that way and continues to shop his services around, as he did to the New York Mets this past weekend.
Sadly for Weezy, they apparently weren’t too thrilled with what they saw:
According to a baseball source Tuesday, the veteran closer didn’t impress the Mets during his workout at UCLA on Saturday and wasn’t deemed worthy of a major league contract at this point in his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Wilson, the source said, wasn’t interested in a minor league deal.
“Physically, he’s not ready,” the source said. “He’s got a ways to go.”
The news I’m sure is a bit of a blow to Wilson’s ego – but hopefully makes a fair reunion more plausible, assuming Wilson beings to realize his worth isn’t as grand as he thinks.