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The San Francisco Giants are one of the two teams that are believed to have extended free agent center fielder Angel Pagan a four-year offer,
but if they don’t land him they are expected to “seriously consider” Shane
Victorino, reports Buster Olney of ESPN.
If the Giants don't sign Pagan, one of the other options they would seriously consider is Shane Victorino.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 1, 2012
The Giants acquired Pagan last season from the New York Mets
and he played a key role in their World Series-winning 2012 campaign. However,
Pagan has hit the open market and San Francisco is now left seeking a center
Along with the Phillies, who are also believed to have extended Pagan a four-year offer, the Giants have expressed interest in the
center fielder. If San Francisco is unable to land Pagan, they could turn their
attention to Victorino.
Victorino hit .255/.321/.383 with 29 doubles and 11 home
runs over 595 at-bats with the Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers last season. The
32-year-old owns a career line of .275/.341/.430 over nine seasons at the major
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The San Francisco Giants declined to tender a one-year contract with closer Brian Wilson by Friday night's deadline, allowing him to become a free agent.
Wilson, who is recovering from a second ligament-replacement surgery on his right elbow, made only two appearances for the World Series champions this year after suffering the elbow injury in April. He underwent Click Link...
As expected Brian Wilson was not tendered a contract at tonight's deadline. He is a free agent.
It's possible he could still come back to the Giants but the reports seemed to indicate the team and Wilson were quite far apart on how much they valued the relief pitcher's services.
Coming off his second Tommy John Surgery it makes sense that the Giants would be cautious...
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This comes from Hank Schulman’s tweet on Friday…
Yes, I’m told Wilson feels disrespected by #sfgiants, tho one person who knows him said he’s “pouting” and could change mind about return.
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) December 1, 2012
On one hand, Brian Wilson has a point about pitching himself into injury for the Giants.
On the other hand, it would seem to have...
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To remain with the Giants, Brian Wilson will have to do something that he avoids on the mound: compromise.
The Giants declined to tender a 2013 contract Friday to Wilson, the
pugnacious closer who never...
Can you imagine The Beard on the Red Sox? Apparently the flamboyant closer can.
Brian Wilson is interested in joining the Red Sox, Dodgers and Angels, and he’s still interested in re-joining his teammates in San Francisco, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. All four locations make sense for Wilson. He grew up in New Hampshire and is a huge Boston sports fan, and he lives in Los Angeles...
Free agent right-hander Brian Wilson, who was cut loose by the San Francisco Giants Friday, has interest in signing with the Los Angeles
Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox and his former team, reports Jim
Bowden of ESPN.
Brian Wilson has interest in Giants, Dodgers, Angels, Red Sox according to source
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 1, 2012
The San Francisco Giants declined to tender a one-year contract to their former closer, Brian Wilson, thus making him a free agent as he recovers from a second ligament-replacement surgery on his right elbow.
Wilson, 30, earned $8.5 million during his injury-shortened 2012 season, and according to CBA rules could not be tendered less than $6.8 million for the 2013 season.
Earlier today, reports indicated that the Giants and Phillies were interested in center fielder Angel Pagan, who was an important piece for the Giants in 2012. Now, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports, the Giants are on the verge of re-signing him.
The Giants acquired Pagan in December 2011 in a deal that shipped Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez to the Mets. In 2012, Pagan hit...
According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets are expected to at least consider free agent OF Cody Ross during the Winter Meetings, but he might be too expensive. Angel Pagan and Shane Victorino will also be considered, but could also be out of the Mets price range.
The Mets could try and get creative and perhaps dangle Jon Niese as trade bait for a legitimate starting...