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Wilson may be an ex-Giant after Friday

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08:13 AM ET 11.28 | Friday looms large Brian Wilson. The Giants' expanding payroll exacerbates the risk that the club would face by tendering [Wilson] a 2013 contract. These cold, hard facts explain why Wilson, the beloved and bearded reliever, could be an ex-Giant after Friday night's deadline passes for clubs to offer contracts to unsigned players. Despite his status as a three-time National League All-Star, Wilson has been considered a non-tender candidate since he underwent his second Tommy John elbow surgery in April. The urgency surrounding the issue escalated late Monday when the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Giants officials have "hinted" that Wilson won't receive a contract offer. Neither side spoke publicly Tuesday when approached for comment.

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November 28, 2012  09:10 AM ET

2nd Tommy John can't be a good thing.....

November 28, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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2nd Tommy John can't be a good thing.....

I believe there are 3 ligaments in the elbow. I guess the question is, did he tear a different one, or did the replacement done in the first surgery fail?

November 28, 2012  09:22 AM ET

Wilson needs to tell the Giants he will sign for the minimum and see what he can do in spring training because they have taken care of you but he want.

November 28, 2012  09:31 AM ET

The market for him can't be that brisk until it can be established that he can actually pitch. With Romo doing as well as he did in the closer role, Wilson is much more expendable. I'd like to see him stay with the club, but the price has to be right.

November 28, 2012  10:24 AM ET

If I were the Giants I would talk to him about maybe excepting the role as a setup man which may prolong his career. I realize closers only pitch in certain situations and maybe not every night but the wear and tear on there arms can't be good. They face hopefully 3 batters and give it everything they have for those 3 guys. its like mashing the gas pedal on your car at every red light not good!

November 28, 2012  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

2nd Tommy John can't be a good thing.....

Most of the time a 2nd Tommy John means the end of the line. I guess we'll find out what it means in this case if he's given the chance.

November 28, 2012  10:35 AM ET

It's definitely a business, but you do want to take care of guys who have put out for the team. Give the team a good reputation among players in order to attract talent.

November 28, 2012  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

2nd Tommy John can't be a good thing.....

Yeah, I'd like to see the list of guys who made it through that.

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November 28, 2012  11:04 AM ET
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That beard looks ridiculous.

The rings look good.

November 28, 2012  11:06 AM ET
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The market for him can't be that brisk until it can be established that he can actually pitch. With Romo doing as well as he did in the closer role, Wilson is much more expendable. I'd like to see him stay with the club, but the price has to be right.

I agree, WWJ.

No matter what he'll be a legend to Giants fans forever.

I think the champs need to focus on 2B, CF and a corner OF'er who has some pop, IMO.

November 28, 2012  11:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

2nd Tommy John can't be a good thing.....

Sarge!!

BTW......thanks again for Pagan!!

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November 28, 2012  11:26 AM ET

he's the dennis rodman of baseball...shave the beard, it's tired and old

he needs an incentive laden contract - or see ya later

clown cruises around my neighborhood on those moronic power skateboards with a steering column, looks the fool

November 28, 2012  11:26 AM ET

Not bringing him back is stupid and disastrous. Romo is not a closer and was cardiac most of the year. Up until September the bullpen was pathetic without Wilson. They could not close games for anything. Before Romo got the role they tried Casilla and he was a disastrous finding new way to blow games. Pay the man his money he has earned it.

November 28, 2012  11:34 AM ET
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Not bringing him back is stupid and disastrous. Romo is not a closer and was cardiac most of the year. Up until September the bullpen was pathetic without Wilson. They could not close games for anything. Before Romo got the role they tried Casilla and he was a disastrous finding new way to blow games. Pay the man his money he has earned it.

Romo is not a closer......hmmmm.

I think he earned his stripes.

However, I do agree that Casilla is a nightmare in that role. Overpaying for Wilson would be disastrous.....and stupid. I'm all for having Wilson on the team, but can he even pitch? What would his role be? Very cloudy situation at this point.

November 28, 2012  11:47 AM ET

Maybe this will help him get over himself. The whole irreverent closer "mentality" is very tired and Wilson is at the top of the list with Paps and others. Rivera never needed a wacky beard or an alter ego to get things done. Go out and do your job.

 
November 28, 2012  12:07 PM ET

It's a cold business. The Giants already have his replacement, right down to the beard. Thanks for 2010. Bye.

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