One hundred and seventy saves since 2006. Three-time N.L. All-Star. One World Series title. An iconic following. Marketing gold. A litany of quotes.
Brian Wilson has lived and thrived in the pressure cooker that is the closer's role. His dominance ranks among the top of all closers since his 41-save campaign in 2008. Wilson is now faced with mounting pressure to help return the San Francisco Giants to the playoffs and a personal image that may finally be reaching the end of the line.
The 2012 season will undoubtedly be the most pressure-filled of Wilson's career. And chances are, he wouldn't want it any other way. FACT.