The Beard now has fear! Terrible hit for the Giants but not for the reason you might think. Sure, we lost our closer but I think he can easily be replaced. We take the hit because now we can't trade Wilson in the offseason. He will command too much money through arbitration to make him worth keeping. Vogelsong will take his place when he goes to the DL.According to John Shea, Giants closer Brian Wilson has structural damage in his elbow and faces possible surgery.
Uh oh. Shea also mentions that Wilson will possibly be meeting with Dr. James Andrews which is never good news. Should Wilson need surgery, he'd be unlikely to return and contribute for the remainder of the season. In this case, Sergio Romo would step in as the likely closer.