San Francisco Giants Must Consider Signing Brian Wilson

By Andy Schmidt
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There is a major piece of the San Francisco Giants’ dynasty that probably won’t be with the team when the 2013 season gets underway. Closer Brian Wilson is now completely out of the picture it would seem. I can’t say that I don’t blame the Giants for moving on after seeing what Sergio Romo did last year, but I do think that the Giants should at least consider the idea of bringing Wilson back for the sole reason to see if Romo isn’t just a one-hit wonder.

Wilson was one of the most dominant closers in all of Major League Baseball before he needed Tommy John surgery last season. Normally it takes a full season before pitchers are back at full strength from that particular surgery, and Romo pitched great for the Giants, but it is a slippery slope. Romo may not be as effective in 2013 as he was in 2012 strictly for the fact that teams have more video on what he does. That slider may not work this year as well as it does last year.

That’s why the Giants need to consider bringing Wilson back. He is familiar with the ninth inning and has done it for much longer than Romo has. Romo could be the next dominant closer but how will anyone know without another year of proof. The Giants should be a contender yet again this season and can’t afford possible breakdowns from Romo that cost the team games. San Francisco should really think about bringing Wilson back at least on a one-year contract just as insurance for Romo.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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