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Giants’ GM: Brian Wilson won’t pitch in San Francisco in 2013
- Updated: January 19, 2013
San Francisco Giants’ general manager Brian Sabean didn’t hesitate to speak frankly when asked about free agent reliever Brian Wilson‘s future in the Bay Area.
He told CSN Bay Area point blank that the 30-year-old not return.
“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.”
The Giants have Sergio Romo firmly cemented in the closer role after he took over in 2012 en route to a World Series title. The man known as “The Beard” throughout the baseball world spent the previous seven seasons as the team’s specialist in that regard.
He stole their hearts, as well.
It’s a sad end to era that saw the Giants and Wilson win a championship together in 2010, when he was instrumental as the closer and helped to clinch the series vs. the Texas Rangers. In that postseason, he pitched 11.2 innings, struck out 16 batters while walking just four, and allowed zero earned runs.
He was a fan favorite for his eccentric personality and will always be remembered for being an infectious person in an already strong clubhouse.
He’s also one of the best interviews in sports:
Wherever he goes, he’ll be great at getting weird, but fans everywhere would do well to see him return to at least something resembling his pre-surgery form.
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