Although it has been weeks since the New York Mets took a close look at Brian Wilson, the team may still be interested. They have been busy working to avoid arbitration with players and may have pushed Wilson to the back burner a bit while the rest of the market took their looks at him. But the Mets may not be out on Wilson.
According to Marc Craig of Newsday, the Mets could still have some interest in the former San Francisco Giants' closer.
Source: Mets still haven't closed the door on a major league deal for former Giants closer Brian Wilson.
— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) January 17, 2013
New York could need a set-up man or a closer with Frank Francisco undergoing offseason surgery. While Francisco is expected to be just fine, it wouldn't hurt to have a proven guy like Wilson on the roster as well.
Wilson missed just about the entire 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Up to that point though, he had built himself into one of the game's best closers. In 2011, Wilson posted a 3.11 ERA and 36 saves. In his career, Wilson has 171 saves and a 3.21 ERA.