Payroll, arm woes may keep Brian Wilson from getting Giants pact
San Francisco, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Giants officials have “hinted” that Brian Wilson won’t receive a contract offer, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
No less than $6.8 million could be offered to Wilson since his salary of $8.5 million cannot be reduced by more than 20 percent
The Giants could non-tender Wilson, which would make him a free agent, then sign him for less than $2 million due to limitations in the payroll room.
The team has already committed approximately $84 million to eight players.
MLBTradeRumors.com projected that seven salary arbitration-eligible Giants ultimately will receive more than $32 million.
If those projections are close to being accurate, the Giants will have spent $116 million on 15 players.
Should the Giants succeed in retaining free agents Marco Scutaro and Angel Pagan, and add a significant free agent, the salaries would soar past $145 million.
Along with the questionable state of his pitching arm, the Giants might be reluctant to offer him even the 20 percent salary reduction.