As the 9:00 PM deadline passed for tendering contracts to arbitration-eligible players, here is the latest news in the world of the San Francisco Giants:
Fan-favorite closer Brian Wilson is now a free agent after the Giants did not tender him a contract.
The reliever pitched in just two games for the Giants last season as a result of blowing out his elbow in a game against the Rockies, requiring Tommy John Surgery.
Wilson was an All-Star in 2008, 2010, and 2011. He had a career-high 48 saves in 2010.
Possible destinations for Wilson include the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox, but his preference is still to return to the Giants.
Those who were tendered a contract: Sergio Romo, Santiago Casilla, Jose Mijares, Hunter Pence, Joaquin Arias, Gregor Blanco, and Buster Posey
Pagan Gets Offers
Ken Rosenthal is reporting that both the Giants and Philadelphia Phillies have offered four-year deals to free agent outfielder Angel Pagan.
Pagan broke out last season with the Giants, hitting .288 with eight home runs, 15 triples, and 29 stolen bases. He solidified the leadoff spot, and was a consistent part of the offense all the way to the World Series.
With B.J. Upton signing a five-year, $75 million deal with the Atlanta Braves earlier this week, the market for Pagan should begin to widen as teams grow more and more desperate for outfield help.