Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets are in agreement on a contract with reliever Justin Wilson, pending a physical. It’s reportedly a two-year, $10 million pact.
Wilson, 31, has spent the past two seasons with the Cubs. He strikes out a lot of guys. That’s good! He walks a lot of guys. That’s bad! He, generally, however, has been a pretty effective reliever, with a 3.33 ERA (121 ERA+) in 412 games over the course of his seven-year big league career. Over the past three seasons he has struck out 11.2 batters per nine innings while walking 4.5. His WHIP in that period: 1.348. He allows baserunners but he has the stuff to strike his way out of the jams he creates.
A strong late inning arm to either come in in the seventh inning or to set up for Edwin Diaz.