Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Determined To Fill Team With Washed-Up Giants, Colletti Signs Scourge Brian Wilson

My father used to tell me, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. So here you go.

Tim Brown, Yahoo! Sports: "Brian Wilson to sign with Dodgers":

Brian Wilson is bringing his game – and his beard – to Hollywood.

The erstwhile closer for the San Francisco Giants has agreed to a contract to finish the season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Yahoo! sources said Tuesday.

The free-agent right-hander had spent more than a year recovering from Tommy John surgery, the second of his career. Wilson is likely to report to the Dodgers’ facility in Arizona, and in about two weeks be major-league ready. Initially, he will set up Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen.

His signature facial hair and quirky personality had become favorites among Giants fans, who with homemade signs and T-shirts warned opposing teams to “Fear the Beard.” He’d been a Giant since draft day 2003, became their fulltime closer in 2008, and was a key figure in the club’s 2010 World Series championship.

ESPN.com: "Brian Wilson has deal with Dodgers"

The Dodgers were one of several teams to scout Wilson's throwing session last Thursday at UCLA.

In an interview with 710 ESPNLA the following day, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti called the possibility of signing Wilson "intriguing."

Once he joins the Dodgers, Wilson likely will be used in a setup role. Colletti has been searching for another right-handed reliever to go with closer Kenley Jansen and setup men Ronald Belisario and Paco Rodriguez.

Dodgers.com: "Former All-Star Pitcher Brian Wilson expected to sign with Dodgers"

Wilson, 31, is another in a long line of former Giants acquired by Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti, a former Giants exec.

(cries)

UPDATE (10:53p): Deal is for $1M plus performance bonuses.

18 comments:

karina said...

Me and My Giants- A Ned Colletti autobiography

Dusty Baker said...

It's not like we signed Victorino or anything...oh, wait. (cries)

BJ Killeen said...

Let's hope this makes our boys so mad they smack the crap out of the ball tonight.

BJ Killeen said...

did the sons miss this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCmVXS_MLMg

there's a part II also

rbnlaw said...

I'm probably in the minority on this, but I don't totally hate this move. The coming schedule is rough; arms get tired; we still have Capuano.

Don't know the details on how much we're paying him, but if he can throw in spots when Belisario is tired, he and Paco can be very effective.

This deal makes much more sense to me that the Victorino deal last year.





My optimism must make karina blush.

Franklin Stubbs said...

It's not the idea of the move that's distasteful. It's the content.

Neeebs said...

^Your optimism is giving Spanky a boner.

BJ Killeen said...

Tonight's lineup is out. Only thing missing is the GT...

rbnlaw said...

Not liking the guy is easy now, Stubbs. But you never know. . .

cc: Spanky

Franklin Stubbs said...

That's why I'm bitching NOW, and mostly for the inconvenience of being presented with potential situations where I desire an outcome other that his complete and abject humiliation. Those were simpler times.

Paul said...

Oh but if he blows an important game I will go crazy and grow a nasty ass homeless beard myself.

Can't wait till we sign Carlos Quentin.

Spank said...

I heart Stubbs

Spank said...

Ned just traded for Ian Kennedy.

Fred's Brim said...

At least we didn't trade the last of our prospects for him?

I dunno, I am just grasping at straws.

I feel weird

Alex Cora said...

So do we DFA someone else then? Or just send down herrera

Dusty Baker said...

He'll start in the minors, AC.

Steve Sax said...

Can we DFA Wilson's beard?

EricoPerico said...

TMZ caught Brian Wilson coming out of the gym in LA yesterday.

The video is worth watching:

http://www.tmz.com/2013/07/31/brian-wilson-dodgers-excited-video/