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Bob Nightengale of USA Today has an update on Brian Wilson.
Former #SFGiants closer Brian Wilson has 5 offers-from 4 NL teams and 1 AL team with #Pirates and #Dbacks considered strong front runners.
â Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 29, 2013
Brian Wilson would provide bullpen depth and an 80 grade playoff beard.
We heard about Wilson last Thursday. Nate Barnes wrote about him here. I talked about how you can never have too much depth, and while the Pirates donât need him, it definitely would be a luxury for the bullpen. Then we discussed him in last weekâs podcast. So check those links for plenty of analysis on Wilson.
At the time we just heard the Pirates linked to Wilson, but this news from Nightengale obviously boosts the interest level. In those cases where a team is watching someone, you never know the actual interest. I still wouldnât say itâs a guarantee that the Pirates get Wilson, but at least now it seems like it could be a strong possibility, and we know that theyâre going after him stronger than other teams.
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THE BEARD IS BACK!
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 âstrong front runnersâ to land former Giants closer Brian Wilson, but that report was shot down later in the day by Arizona Sports 620âs 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 teamâs bullpen from 2006-2012. He reached three All-Star Games and led the league in saves in 2010. He was on [...]
Itâs 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...
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...
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...
Yesterday we heard the Pirates were front runners to sign Brian Wilson. Today Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers have taken the lead in the Wilson race.
The #Dodgers have now moved ahead and are the frontrunner to sign Brian Wilson
â Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 30, 2013
The updates yesterday said the Pirates were one of the front runners...
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...
Isnât 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
â Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 30, 2013
Brian Wilson will go on minor league...
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 â how long say he would take to get ready in the minor leagues before joining...
The Los Angeles Dodgers reached an agreement with reliver Brian Wilson.Â 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.Â 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, Wilsonâs deal with the Dodgers is a major league deal. Will be sent to minors on a rehab assignment.
USA Todayâs 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...