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Giants close door on Brian Wilson, Mets next?

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10:38 AM ET 01.20 | Brian Wilson's tenure in San Francisco is all but over, leaving the door open for the Mets. Giants senior vice president and general manager Brian Sabean all but confirmed that the closer would not be returning the team in 2013. "I'm going to be brutally honest as I always am, I don't [think Wilson will return]," Sabean said during an event in Midtown on Saturday. "In this case, where you are getting a second Tommy John...it's the type of rehab where he's still not further up along to judge exactly where he may be able to come back in major league fashion, let alone as a closer." Several teams around league have expressed interest in the three-time All-Star, including the Mets.

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January 20, 2013  11:05 AM ET

He's with it to The Mets, if does not work out nothing lost, if he does work out it's a huge plus!!!

January 20, 2013  11:45 AM ET

the mets aren't in need of a closer or do they??

January 20, 2013  11:46 AM ET

the giants know very well when a pitcher reach two TJ surgeries, means too risky to resign him even to a minor league deal,,,

January 20, 2013  12:01 PM ET

Step back. We don't want your beard getting caught in the slamming door.

January 20, 2013  12:53 PM ET

Thank you, Brian, for your services. The Giants are right to move on unless he's willing to sign a minimum deal with incentives. He's one pitch away from being done forever.

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January 20, 2013  01:03 PM ET

He can always do some stunt work on searching for bigfoot.

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January 20, 2013  02:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He can always do some stunt work on searching for bigfoot.

I think he could play Bigfoot in the movies. HA!

January 20, 2013  04:55 PM ET

Your comments are ****.

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January 20, 2013  08:25 PM ET

I wish him well. He did a lot of good things for the Giants. But it would be crazy for some team to offer him big money. I agree, a low base salary with incentives, for 1 year, perhaps 2 with a mutual option.

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January 20, 2013  10:14 PM ET

This guy was the heart and soul of the "Torture" year in SF. 2010 brought on more gray hairs to all Giants' fans. I didn't drink, but Wison brought me as close as I will ever be. Thank you Sabean...

January 20, 2013  10:24 PM ET
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He'swiperh it to The Mets, if does not work out nothing lost, if he does work out it's a huge plus!!!

Worth It !!!! Pitching,defense, pitching, moving runners and more pitching wins!!!

 
January 20, 2013  10:33 PM ET

Thanks for the memories, but $8.5 million to cheer a second title from the dugout is a solid parting gift...

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