Brian Wilson: 5 Reasons There's a Ton of Pressure on SF Giants Closer in 2012

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Brian Wilson: 5 Reasons There's a Ton of Pressure on SF Giants Closer in 2012
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Giants Closer, Brian Wilson

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.   

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