Brian Wilson is set to start doing the rounds for interested major league teams. The San Francisco Giants have recently seen a rash of injuries in the bullpen and have not seen the dominance we have grown to love and admire by the entire staff. Part of that staple used to be Wilson aka ‘The Beard.’
The Giants have missed his presence just as much as his arm during this tough season. They have had no reliable set up man with Sergio Romo taking over as the closer. Jeremy Affeldt has been inept in close situations allowing over half of inherited runners to score and going 0-4 in save opportunities.
The Giants are not going to overspend for help since they’re on the edge of buying or selling. With the Dodgers current pace of play it will take over 90 wins to win the division. Just to get to 90 wins the Giants will need to go 46-15. Signing someone like Wilson makes sense financially and for the publicity.
He will come much cheaper than last season in which he was paid $8.5 million and he has something to prove. More importantly, the Dodgers, Diamondbacks and Rockies can all use some bullpen help and remain atop the Giants in the standings.
If for no other reason, sign Wilson to keep him off another NL West team.
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