On Saturday, the San Jose Mercury News provided a very important piece of fantasy information. It reported:
Sabean said that if Benitez is deemed unfit for the role, right-hander Brian Wilson would be the likely replacement.
I am not surprised to see Benitez as the Giants' closer, if healthy. I am somewhat surprised (to the extent any choice of closer can be surprising) that Giants GM Brian Sabean has deemed Wilson the likely back-up. Why? His God-awful peripherals as a major leaguer last year - 30 IP 32 Hits 21 BB 23 K 1.77 WHIP.
Regardless, the Giants have made Brian Wilson the front runner to close following a Benitez exit which most think will occur. From Mike Berardino's "Inside Dish" at The Sporting News: