Wilson Not Major League Ready, Yet
Mike Puma of the New York Post says the New York Mets aren’t impressed with Brian Wilson. Wilson didn’t wow them at this point in his rehab from Tommy John surgery. If Wilson is still available during Spring Training, the Mets could be interested in holding another audition for him. Puma also points out that Wilson isn’t interested in a minor league deal, and the Mets don’t think he’s worthy of a major league deal at this point in his rehab.
Pence In His Walk Year
Baggarly also revisits GM Brian Sabean making it clear at the Winter Meetings that the team will only discuss a one-year deal with Pence. Which means, Pence will be a free agent at the end of the 2013 season.
I’m sure Sabean is skeptical about locking Pence up long-term because of his struggles with the bat in a Giants uniform. He only hit .219 in 59 games with the Giants. However, Pence did manage to drive in 45 runs for the G-men.
The Bill James Handbook projects Pence to hit .277 with 23 homers and 88 RBI’s for the 2013 season. Yes, that’s his projection with half of his games at AT&T Park. I’m banking on Pence being a lot more comfortable in 2013. If he ends up having a monster year, the Giants could find themselves in a bidding war to try to bring him back in 2014 and beyond.
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