Originally posted on Seed Spitters  |  Last updated 11/30/12
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images With the exclusive arbitration-eligible offers ending at the 9 p.m. deadline tonight, the San Francisco Giants have had a quiet offseason thus far. Although they have only re-signed bullpen lefty Jeremy Affeldt to a new three-year deal, the Giants have been involved in rumor whispers surrounding several players. Here is what to expect after tonight’s deadline: Fist of all, Brian Wilson will probably not be tendered a contract of at least $6.8 million to avoid arbitration. If the Giants and Wilson cannot come up with a fair offer deal on their own by tonights deadline, Wilson will become a free agent and will be able to sign wherever he wants (or whoever is wiling to pay for him). With rumors about him being interested in joining the Los Angeles Dodgers (he lives there in the offseason), it’ll be interesting where he ends up. After suffering another shoulder injury in 2012, Wilson went through his second Tommy John surgery in his career. He pitched in two games last season and has a career 3.21 ERA with 171 saves in 320 innings pitched. He ranks third in the Giants organization in saves behind Rod Beck (199) and Robb Nen (206). Outside of Wilson, the Giants also haven’t offered exclusive contracts to Santiago Casilla, Angel Pagan or Marco Scutaro – three players the front office seems very interesting in re-signing. All three players played huge roles in the Giants run through the postseason. Sergio Romo is also without a contract as of now, but the Giants will for sure bring him back and hopefully tie him down for a multi-year deal. Romo has pitched well for the Giants for his entire career. Posting a career 2.20 ERA, 0.889 WHIP with a 20-9 record. He only gave up one run in 14 innings in the post-season in 2012 and recorded three saves in the four game sweep in the World Series (also not allowing a hit or a walk in those three innings). Gregor Blanco and Hunter Pence are also up for arbitration, Pence is due for a salary around $13.5 million and Blanco should be receiving a hefty raise after a surprising season after the departure of Melky Cabrera. Blanco had career highs in steals (26), runs (56), triples (five) and home runs (five). Oh, and he made a few important catches worth noting. Another rumor I’ve heard was the Giants interest in former New York Yankee and Oakland Athletic Nick Swisher. I know the Giants already have Pence, Blanco and (probably) Pagan, but the addition of Swisher would be an upgrade. I could see the Giants moving Blanco to the bench unless they decide to use Swisher at first base for a few games. Swisher hit 24 home runs with 93 RBI while hitting .272/.364/.473 with the Yankees last year, but disappeared in the eight games they played in the playoffs (5-30, two RBI, no home runs).
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Cult of Sport: Before there was Ezekiel Elliott, there was Eric Dickerson
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Louisville's Lamar Jackson wins 2016 Heisman Trophy

Carmelo Anthony ‘skeptical’ of new CBA before Thursday deadline

Erik Spoelstra on sitting Hassan Whiteside: ‘This league is for competitors only’

Andrew McCutchen admits trade rumors left him ‘on edge’

Leicester City put up three goals in first 20 minutes against Manchester City

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Houston regent: Lane Kiffin ‘was not a safe hire’

Adam Jones takes a shot at Terrelle Pryor

Jeff Fisher, Les Snead deny ‘toxic’ relationship reports

‘Field of Dreams’ 24-diamond complex clears final hurdle, will build on site from film

Dorial Green-Beckham fined for wearing non-charity Yeezy cleats

Chargers GM won’t commit to Mike McCoy’s return in 2017

Winners, losers and what is still pending from baseball's 2016 Winter Meetings

The best (and worst) times athletes hosted 'SNL'

Why UCLA's Lonzo Ball is the most interesting player in college hoops

The NBA goes courtside to curbside: Drinks and rides for discerning fans

Five teams on upset alert in NFL Week 14

CFB Crash Course, Graduation: Final grades and awards

NHL All-Star Game fans are in search of another John Scott

Box Score 12/9: Carey Price has had enough of your nonsense

MLB Winter Meetings, Day 4: News, notes and rumors

Matt Ryan is now Mr. Pick-Two

Ten most significant developments of the NBA season

Sporting life: Gifts for the fan who is always on point

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Winners, losers and what is still pending from the 2016 Winter Meetings

Why UCLA's Lonzo Ball is the most interesting player in college hoops

The NBA goes courtside to curbside: Drinks and rides for discerning fans

CFB Crash Course, Graduation: Final grades and awards

The five best (and worst) times athletes hosted 'SNL'

NHL All-Star Game fans are in search of another John Scott

Sporting life: Gifts for the fan who is always on point

Matt Ryan is now Mr. Pick-Two

MLB Winter Meetings, Day 4: News, notes and rumors

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker