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Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports was the first to report that former Giants closer/annoying bearded guy Brian Wilson agreed to a contract with the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Wilson will reportedly be the set-up man on a team that’s on the up-and-up and trying to solidify its postseason chances. His deal is reportedly only through the remainder of this season. He’ll start in the minors on a rehab stint, but make no mistake; Brian Wilson is now a official member of the hated rival Dodgers.
Of course, as is the time-honored tradition in all of Bay Area sports fandom, people wasted no time in freaking out. Upon learning of the news Tuesday morning, many insulted and angry Giants fans reacted in force with pitchforks and torches on Twitter. And it was hilarious. A sampling:
@CSNGiants Disgusting. Wonder if he goes the Schmidt route and gets hurt right away? Still appreciate all he did, but ugh. #GiantsTalk
— Cory Hinkel (@CoryHink) July 30, 2013
@CSNGiants Traitor. Feel betrayed. Giants fans were s...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly have signed former Giants closer Brian Wilson, who hasn't thrown a big league pitch since April 12, 2012.
I wish I didn't care... I honestly do. I wish I didn't form attachments to players and memories and things like that, but unfortunately, that's just the way I operate. Some people are able to be far more rational and detached when it comes to sports, and sometimes I envy them for that.
For me, the news that Brian Wilson chose to sign with the Dodgers of his own volition...
Early Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that the Diamondbacks were “strong front runners” to land former Giants closer Brian Wilson, but that report was shot down later in the day by Arizona Sports 620‘s John Gambadoro. Last week it came out that the Diamondbacks were one of several teams on hand to watch Wilson throw.
The Dodgers made a bold move to strengthen their bullpen Tuesday, signing former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson to a minor-league contract, according to several online reports.
Wilson, who is more than a year removed from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, is expected to reported to the Dodgers' spring training complex in Arizona but will soon be assigned to the...
Few players were more strongly associated with the San Francisco Giants over the past several seasons than Brian Wilson. The oddball closer was drafted by the organization in 2003 and was a member of the team’s bullpen from 2006-2012. He reached three All-Star Games and led the league in saves in 2010. He was on [...]
The Beard is back in baseball.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed free-agent reliever Brian Wilson to a one-year contract.
He hasn't pitched in the major leagues since April 12, 2012, the same month he underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
Wilson was one of the majors' top relievers from 2008-11 with the San Francisco Giants. He was a three-time All-Star and...
Free agent reliever Brian Wilson has agreed to a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a source confirms.
The deal was first reported Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports.
Wilson, 31, hasn't pitched since being injured on April 12, 2012, while with the San Francisco Giants, and undergoing the second Tommy John surgery of his career.
According to Brown, Wilson will report to...
It’s official, the Beard has signed with the Dodgers. Wilson, 31, became a symbol of silly during the San Francisco Giants 2010 World Series run, regularly entertaining us with his antics, interviews, and choice outfits.
Wilson has been sidelined since 2012 following Tommy John surgery and is believed to be back to full-strength after working out for the Giants, Pirates, Dodgers...
Brian Wilson is now a Los Angeles Dodger.
After spending the last 15 months recovering from his second Tommy John surgery, the famous bearded closer shucked his roots in the San Francisco Giants organization and opted to sign a one-year, $1 million contract with their arch-rivals.
There have been mixed reactions from around the league. His former teammates and...
According to Bob Nightengale, the Dodgers have emerged as the front runners to sign free agent Brian Wilson. The feedback from Dodger fans across the internet have this potential signing landing with mixed reviews. Rightfully so. Dodger fans have despised Brian Wilson for years, suddenly he is going to don the Dodger blue? His talent is undeniable, his track record speaks for itself...
This one is going to be difficult for Giants fans to take:
Closer Brian Wilson who played such an integral role in San Francisco's 2010 World Series win has chosen to sign with the Dodgers according to sources.
No word yet on terms. And the Dodgers' plans for him at the moment are also unclear – how long say he would take to get ready in the minor leagues before joining...
Isn’t that beard something?
Anyways, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, the Los Angeles Dodgers, have signed former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson. Wilson is coming off Tommy John surgery last April.
Brian Wilson is the newest member of #Dodgers and will be setup man
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 30, 2013
Brian Wilson will go on minor league...
Former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson, signed a Minor League deal this past Tuesday (July, 30) with the Rival Dodgers.
This had all the Social Media outlets going crazy, people wishing bad things on Wilson (myself included, before I took a step back) hoping that his career ends before it starts back up etc. I didn’t think much of this, people are upset and rightfully...
The Los Angeles Dodgers reached an agreement with reliver Brian Wilson. Wilson is a three-time All-Star who led the National League with 48 saves in 2010.
The Dodgers have been seeking bullpen help, specifically an eighth-inning man who can work as a bridge to closer Kenley Jansen. Since becoming the closer on June 11, Jansen is 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA and has saved 12 of his 14 opportunities...
Dodgers New Front Runners for Wilson
Update: According Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, Wilson’s deal with the Dodgers is a major league deal. Will be sent to minors on a rehab assignment.
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweets that the Los Angeles Dodgers are now considered the new front runners for former Giants closer Brian Wilson.
According to Scott Miller of CBS Sports, Wilson...