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Mets not impressed w/B. Wilson, but will give a 2nd look

Posted: 1/13/2013 11:08 AM

Mets not impressed w/B. Wilson, but will give a 2nd look 


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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.

Before the New Year we learned that 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.



Last edited 1/27/2013 9:25 PM by acesfull86

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Posted: 1/13/2013 11:12 AM

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That's a move that would excite the fan base.  

Wilson - FF - Parnell has the potential to be a good backend... or a disaster.  Still a risk worth taking.

Last edited 1/13/2013 11:24 AM by DocK16

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Posted: 1/13/2013 11:15 AM

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If he is available and will sign here, you have to make the move.  If anything, it shows you are trying to rebuild our terrible pen.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 11:23 AM

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headscalper wrote: If he is available and will sign here, you have to make the move.  If anything, it shows you are trying to rebuild our terrible pen.
And if we stink but he pitches well, he'd be a nice trade chip.  From 2009-2011, his numbers were right there with Mariano and Papelbon.  Definitely a high reward move.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 11:32 AM

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What exactly is "strong interest"?
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Posted: 1/13/2013 11:35 AM

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I think that is what the thinking was in giving Francisco the 2yr deal. In that we could have moved him at the deadline. That never made any sense to me...But, in this case it would actually be true w/ Wilson as long as he remains healthy & is effective on the hill.

At 30 yrs old he could also be the solution to our closer needs over the next handful of years.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 11:48 AM

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acesfull86 wrote:
headscalper wrote: If he is available and will sign here, you have to make the move.  If anything, it shows you are trying to rebuild our terrible pen.
And if we stink but he pitches well, he'd be a nice trade chip.  From 2009-2011, his numbers were right there with Mariano and Papelbon.  Definitely a high reward move.

Yep.  I like it.  Wonder what his agent is trying to get for him?
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Posted: 1/13/2013 11:58 AM

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Ohh, for the love of God.... Please, no.

I cant take watching this attention whore night after night.   Not to mention, yet another guy that Alderson is pursuing, who basically has a needle sticking out his ***.

When will he learn?

Give me a break.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 12:05 PM

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He could always shave and look human :)


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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:45 PM

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Would be a nice add at a reasonable contract. That would be a move to improve the pen.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:49 PM

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He could always shave and look human :)

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Yes. Write that into the contract. He might be worth a shot but I agree I'm not big on the "attention grab" from him.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 2:05 PM

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I'm a fan of beards, and am a guy who has one.  That being said - he looks like an idiot because he clearly dyes it, and a hard unnatural black, at that.  It looks fake or made of plastic.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 2:10 PM

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Agreed, he looks like a complete fool.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 2:29 PM

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The only reason to sign him is because of his beard. He is really bizarre. The Mets could use some bizarre on the team.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 2:35 PM

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I'm a fan of beards, and am a guy who has one.  That being said - he looks like an idiot because he clearly dyes it, and a hard unnatural black, at that.  It looks fake or made of plastic.

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Yeah, it's not that he wears a beard but it's so blatantly unnatural in the color that it makes him look ridiculous. it looks like one of those fake Lincoln beards that someone woud wear for Halloween.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:00 PM

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RSVandy wrote: The only reason to sign him is because of his beard. He is really bizarre. The Mets could use some bizarre on the team.

Bizarre is fine when it is genuine.  This guy is a douche bag.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:02 PM

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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:12 PM

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Sandy Alderson says he's "not sure" if Mets will extend an offer to Brian Wilson, who worked out for them yesterday.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:28 PM

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oct271986 wrote:
RSVandy wrote: The only reason to sign him is because of his beard. He is really bizarre. The Mets could use some bizarre on the team.

Bizarre is fine when it is genuine.  This guy is a douche bag.
There is a fine line between bizarre and irritating. Maybe he is on the irritating side!
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Posted: 1/13/2013 3:46 PM

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RSVandy wrote:
oct271986 wrote:
RSVandy wrote: The only reason to sign him is because of his beard. He is really bizarre. The Mets could use some bizarre on the team.

Bizarre is fine when it is genuine.  This guy is a douche bag.
There is a fine line between bizarre and irritating. Maybe he is on the irritating side!
It starts out as bizarre and then turns into irritation, when the attention whore amps it up.  Dennis Rodman was bizarre for awhile and then he started dying his hair and wearing dresses and trying very hard to be outrageous.
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