Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Giants-closer-brian-wilson
San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson, who took the Bay Area by storm during the Giants World Series run with his beard-related hijinx, may not be long for the team. The Giants are reportedly kicking around the idea of nontendering Wilson by Friday's deadline, due to the closer missing nearly all of the 2012 season following his second Tommy John surgery and Wilson's desire to be paid like he was in 2012 ($8 million). The Giants apparently have no desire to pay Wilson the $6.8 million they're obligated to offer him in arbitration, let alone more. I can see both sides of the coin on this one. Wilson had two win seasons for the Giants in both 2009 and 2010, leading to his salary jumping to the level it's currently at. But even before Wilson got hurt at the beginning of the 2012 season, he missed time in 2011 and his velocity considerably dropped off, along with his strikeout rate falling below a batter per inning for the first time since 2007 and his walk rate climbing to over five batters per inning. Wilson will be 31 at the start of the 2013 season, and as a player with two Tommy John surgeries under the belt, he needs to prove to the Giants that he's truly healthy and worth a contract north of $4 million per season. Despite coming off of their second World Championship in three seasons and their third straight year of over three million fans attending games at AT&T Park, the Giants need to be wise with their money due to Hunter Pence's high arbitration pricetag and the free agent status of both Angel Pagan and Marco Scutaro, key members of the 2012 squad. The Giants already have a lot of money commited to their bullpen in guaranteed contracts to Jeremy Affeldt and Javier Lopez, along with abritration raises upcoming for Jose Mijares, Sergio Romo, Santiago Casilla, and Wilson. In fact, Casilla may also be on the chopping block along with Wilson. Despite all of the positive memories that Wilson has brought to the San Francisco franchise, moving on might be the best thing for both teams this winter. [SFGate] [follow]
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
1 Comment:
  • What a turd! Wilson was out to pasture most of the 2012 season still earning millions enjoying his life as a weirdo & freak. I hope the Giants stiff him & trade him. His ugly black beard is ridiculous & makes him look like some Arab terrorist & it only adds to his foul nature aura.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Daxter Miles’ Twitter mentions light up after Kentucky blowout

Ortiz: 'Nobody in MLB history' tested for PEDs more than me

Sam Dekker scores career high after Aaron Rodgers' challenge

Brey Day: Notre Dame’s coach makes first Elite Eight after a vintage performance

Ronda Rousey on having kids: 'I'm an ovarian goldmine'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Pedro Martinez: Rose should be allowed in Hall of Fame

Pablo Sandoval 'cut things off at the root' with Giants

Scott Boras taking shots at Cubs' history over Kris Bryant

Kingdome debt finally paid off 15 years after demolition

49ers waive Jonathan Martin

Former MLBer Curt Ford assaulted, told to ‘go back to Ferguson’

Five under-the-radar National League MVP candidates

Five bizarre NFL offseason moves that don't add up

Texas to Rick Barnes: Change your staff or you will be fired

First 'National Fantasy Football Convention' to star Tony Romo

Teams that don't deserve to win Connor McDavid Sweepstakes

How a basketball-themed art exhibit changed perceptions

Bucs admit they’ve been getting calls about Mike Glennon

The last Expo standing

NHL ships nets which have room for cameras inside posts

Toronto Raptors limping into the playoffs

Best picks ever at every spot in first round of NFL Draft

Alonzo Mourning confirms “Who wants to sex Mutombo?”

MLB 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

Under-the-radar NL MVP candidates

Notre Dame’s coach makes first Elite Eight

The last Expo standing

Five under-the-radar AL MVP candidates

Michigan sent recruit's GF a letter

MLB teams that could disappoint

25 years ago, the best Sweet 16 of all time was pure madness

The 2015 bad quarterback carousel

17 facts to know before the Sweet 16

Agent: Sam was horrible at veteran combine

Keeping judo ‘pure’ in Europe means keeping MMA out

The Sweet 16 should be seen as success

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.