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All joking aside, Wilson can easily be considered the Giants pitcher surrounded by the most questions entering 2012.
The Beard is fresh off an injury-filled season in which he threw just 55 innings, his lowest total since 2007. Wilson is finally showing signs of recovery, as he made his first spring training appearance against the Seattle Mariners last week.
Wilson threw just nine pitches but added that all nine were "thrown with conviction." If Wilson is indeed able to recover fully from his elbow injury, will he be able to stay healthy throughout the course of the entire season?
Will Wilson be able to return to his 2010 form, the year he led the league in saves with 48? And will Wilson even be in a Giants uniform come season's end considering his two-year, $15 million contract is set to expire after 2012? (For the record, the Beard still has one arbitration year remaining after this contract runs out.)
All of these questions are ones that will surround Wilson as he embarks upon his 2012 campaign.
Oh yeah, and that one about the beard too.