The Giants are reportedly in talks to bring in free agent reliever Brandon Lyon, likely meaning Brian Wilson will have to be annoying in another city this upcoming season.
Even Giants GM Brian Sabean copped to the fact it appears likely Wilson and his creepy beard have played their last game in a Giants uniform, when he reportedly said this to the New York Post (they’re always right) over the weekend:
“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.”
Wilson is coming off Tommy John surgery after pitching in just two games in 2012. The Giants non-tendered their one-time closer after the season, making him a free agent. Sabean is reportedly still open to having Wilson back if he wants to take a one-year, incentive-laden deal. The Mets are also rumored to be interested, hence the report in the Post.
Where ever Wilson ends up, there’s no word on whether The Machine would follow.
H/T Hardball Talk