Originally written November 26, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
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San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson, who took the Bay Area by storm during the Giants World Series run with his beard-related hijinx, may not be long for the team. The Giants are reportedly kicking around the idea of nontendering Wilson by Friday's deadline, due to the closer missing nearly all of the 2012 season following his second Tommy John surgery and Wilson's desire to be paid like he was in 2012 ($8 million). The Giants apparently have no desire to pay Wilson the $6.8 million they're obligated to offer him in arbitration, let alone more. I can see both sides of the coin on this one. Wilson had two win seasons for the Giants in both 2009 and 2010, leading to his salary jumping to the level it's currently at. But even before Wilson got hurt at the beginning of the 2012 season, he missed time in 2011 and his velocity considerably dropped off, along with his strikeout rate falling below a batter per inning for the first time since 2007 and his walk rate c...
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  • What a turd! Wilson was out to pasture most of the 2012 season still earning millions enjoying his life as a weirdo & freak. I hope the Giants stiff him & trade him. His ugly black beard is ridiculous & makes him look like some Arab terrorist & it only adds to his foul nature aura.
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