I have a feeling that if I got a dollar for every person who laughed at my little pun in the title, I would be… exactly as rich/poor as I am now. But there was a point, I promise.
As Henry Schulman explains in the Chronicle, “Friday is the deadline for teams to tender contracts to all unsigned players. Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, any contract offer must be at least 80 percent of what a player made the year before. Wilson earned $8.5 million, so any offer for 2013 would have to be at least $6.8 million. The Giants do not intend to offer Wilson a $6.8 million guarantee after he missed the 2012 season (save for two games in April) with an elbow injury that required his second Tommy John surgery.”
Santiago Casilla is in the same situation as Wilson, so his future will also be up in the air. Wilson, of course, had his second Tommy John surgery and I think I speak for most Giants fans when I say I’m not nearly as convinced as he is that he’s going to be closing for the Giants on Opening Day.
And even if he could (barring a health setback, which is more than a distant possibility)… would we want that? Sergio Romo took the closer role so decisively during the latter part of this past season and did a damn good job with it. It’s hard to get inside the head of the management, but as a fan, no, I don’t. I don’t have any love lost for Wilson and I think Romo’s a better closer. I’d rather see Wilson walk. But the Giants may be miles away from that… and only time will tell.
We’re creeping closer to the Winter Meetings, but the Hot Stove is sort of completely and utterly silent. Apparently all the other GMs are as non-tender as Sabes. Better leave before I make more of those jokes.
Happy Tuesday, everyone! Why didn’t any of you warn me that putting a strap on a camera is like rocket science and would suck away an hour of my time? I would have warned you. If I had known. I didn’t, obviously. Hence that half hour that just disappeared