Brian Wilson has attracted a lot of attention since the San Francisco Giants non-tendered him. However, he has yet to land with his new team. The former Giants' closer is looking for a similar role with another team. One team that may fit the bill is the New York Mets.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Wilson has thrown for the Mets and they are showing interest.
Brian Wilson is being considered by #mets, who seek a closer. @bnightengale said alderson recently watched him throw
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 13, 2013
Wilson underwent the second Tommy John surgery of his career prior to last season. He missed the entire season, but he has been throwing since before the 2012 playoffs ended. He is expected to be ready to go early in the 2013 season.
Wilson has become one of premier closers in the game, but there may be some hesitation after he suffered his second torn UCL. In his career, Wilson has saved 171 saves in his career and a lifetime 3.21 ERA. In 2011, Wilson saved 36 games for the Giants. He saved 48 when the Giants won the World Series in 2010.