Whether it’s with the San Francisco Giants or a different team, reliever Brian Wilson is doing everything in his power to play in 2013 after missing all of last year while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Unfortunately for Wilson, there’s already one team he can cross of his list of potential suitors for next season–the New York Mets.
One of the top MLB rumors this week involves the Mets being unimpressed with Wilson after working out for the organization last week–mainly because of the risk surrounding him for the 2013 season. There are never guarantees for any pitcher bouncing back from this type of surgery and from what they saw from Wilson last week–it appeared there was some fear he wouldn’t healthy enough to be ready for the start of the 2013 regular season.
Everybody knows that Wilson used to be one of the most dangerous relievers a couple of years ago when healthy, but if a team like the Mets is afraid of bringing him on board–what hope is there for Wilson with the rest of the teams in the league? New York seems like a team that could use help with just about every position and if they aren’t willing to give Wilson a shot–he must be further away from returning to full strength than everybody realizes.
Still, there’s plenty of time before the regular season starts and it wouldn’t be a surprise if at least one team took a chance at Wilson. As mentioned before, this is unfortunately the type of injury that can take some time to recover from and if a team like the Mets isn’t willing to take a chance–it’s difficult not to wonder whether Wilson will be ready for the start of the 2013 season.
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