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Once-Stable Giants Bullpen May Need Closer Help

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Santiago Casilla #46 of the San Francisco Giants. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Santiago Casilla #46 of the San Francisco Giants. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Bleacher Report) – Gone are Brian Wilson, Ramon Ramirez and Guillermo Mota of seasons past. The Giants currently rank 15th in bullpen ERA, a sharp drop-off from the last three seasons, where they finished second in MLB every season.

Other than Tim Lincecum’s mind warp, the closer situation has been Bruce Bochy’s biggest headache. All-Star closer Brian Wilson went out early for Tommy John surgery. Santiago Casilla filled in admirably for a few months until burning out in recent weeks. Sergio Romo continues to be treated like fine china, saved only for special occasions. What should the Giants do to shore up the position?

Here’s a look at the team’s options.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bleacher Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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