Yesterday, we learned that the New York Mets weren’t exactly thrilled with the performance they saw in a private workout with Brian Wilson recently. The Bearded One, coming off his second Tommy John operation, looked “behind schedule” according to those who watched him and offering him a contract with numbers he’d be okay with seemed like it was out of the question.
Then again – when you had to watch Frank Francisco try to close games for a season, anything looks better.
Now, according to Marc Carig, while the Mets still aren’t interested in giving Wilson the contract he wants – they are open to discussion on a deal – it just needs to be much more team friendly:
Source: Mets still haven’t closed the door on a major league deal for former Giants closer Brian Wilson.
Reports have said that the Mets are willing to sign Wilson, assuming he’s okay with taking a contract full of incentives – which sounds oddly familiar, doesn’t it?!
Being back on the East Coast and knowing he’ll have little to zero competition for the closer role could be enough of a lure for Wilson to take a similar contract from the Mets, though, given the persona he’s built in San Francisco and the fact they’re coming off of two World Series victories in three seasons – would you leave that for similar money?