San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson started and ended 2011 on the disabled list and watched his team miss out on the playoffs after a story book ending in 2010. But Wilson doesn't expect to experience the same events in 2012, and following a bullpen session today he told CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly he'll be ready to go on Opening Day.
"I know there's speculation, but ... if there's a save opportunity on opening day, I'll be saving the game," he said. "I'm ready." "I started the season on the DL and I ended the season (injured). I know there's much concern," Wilson said. "I'm just letting you now there won't be any concern once the season starts."
Wilson will turn 30 in March, and could be experiencing wear and tear that every reliever goes through. He appeared in only 57 games last season and tossed 55 innings, both were his lowest since 2007.
Looking at our complete organization depth chart for the Giants, the club would have a couple of options to slide into the closer role as long as Sergio Romo is with the club.