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There is a chance, however slight, that Brian Wilson will don a Giants uniform in 2013. According to the latest reports from CSN Bay Area, Wilson has a top-secret list of five teams he’d like to play for next season.
That said, I cannot in good conscience add him to the list of fallen 2010 Giants just yet: suffice to say, his beard has become a legendary presence of its own accord in San Francisco, and while a second Tommy John surgery sidelined him for 2012, his personality was occasionally and intensely felt from the dugout.
Here’s where the remaining ex-Giant pitchers ended up:
Ramirez sparkled in 2010 with a pristine 0.67 ERA in 27.0 IP, allowing just 13 hits and 2 earned runs in 25 outings. In postseason appearances, Ramirez lost a bit of his shine, allowing 5 hits and 6 earned runs in 4.0 innings of relief. He ended the year on a bittersweet note, holding Texas scoreless through the 9th and striking out Ian Kinsler while San Francisco’s offense failed to catch the Rangers’ 2-run lead in Game 3.
In 2011, Ramirez tripled his innings, pitching to a 2.62 ERA in 66 games. He was traded with Andres Torres for the New York Mets’ Angel Pagan that offseason. 2012 saw a regression to Ramon’s pre-San Francisco numbers, with a 4.24 ERA in 63.2 IP and 58 appearances. Currently, Ramirez is a free agent.
Chris belongs in the camp of players who, though technically part of the 2010 band of misfits, didn’t fit into the Giants’ plans after October 3. He was part of the package that delivered Bengie Molina to the Texas Rangers in June 2010, and developed a middling 4.13 ERA over 29 performances during the second half of the regular season.
After hitting free agency in December, Ray bounced from team to team, landing short-term contracts with the Mariners, Indians, and Athletics. Today, he is a free agent once again.
Sanchez’s is perhaps the saddest story of the bunch. He made his mark on the Giants during two distinct performances: one, a no-hitter in 2009, the other a division-clinching Game 162 in 2010 against the San Diego Padres and their loathsome ace, Mat Latos.
Ever the model of inconsistency, Sanchez was dealt to the Royals in 2011 with Ryan Verdugo for soon-to-be superstar and PED user Melky Cabrera. His time in Kansas City came to an explosive end following a 7-run, 7-hit debacle against the Seattle Mariners in 2012. He was last seen in Colorado, amassing a 9.53 ERA on 17 hits, 12 earned runs, and 9 walks in 11.1 IP for the Rockies.
Wellemeyer’s major league career flamed out with the Giants in 2010, where he hung his final 13 games as a back-end starter from April to June. On June 10, a quad injury sent Todd packing for the DL and paved the way for Madison Bumgarner‘s breakout rookie season.
Todd made one final appearance for the Giants, handing over 4 hits and an earned run in 0.0 IP against Atlanta. After he was released as a free agent that month, Wellemeyer announced his retirement from MLB in May 2011.