ChasingSaves wrote:Do we think Brian Wilsons job is in danger soon. He has allowed runs in 4 of his last 6 outings....basically ever since I traded Oswalt to get him. Affeldt next in line I'm guessing.
I'd like to think that Affeldt or Howry would be next but roto did write a little while back that Merkin Valdez would be the primary setup man so it's something to monitor if Wilson keeps struggling.
I've seen most every Giants game this year, and Wilson just looks flat out afraid to pitch to lefties. Last night he pussyfooted around both Tony Gwynn Jr (no batting avg yet) and Brian Giles (hitting .161). He really never challenged either guy, throwing mostly backdoor sliders that missed (and to be honest kind of hung).
His ERA last year was rough, and seemed kinda lucky to not blow more saves than he did.
I'd say this is definitely a situation worth watching. It would probably be Howry, but someone who has impressed me greatly is Brandon Medders. He's looked fearless when I've seen him and really challenges hitters.