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Brian Wilson isn’t happy with the Giants

Dec 1, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

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Brian Wilson was the most noteworthy name among those who were non-tendered last night. There’s still a chance he could return to the Giants at a discounted rate, but Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle hears that his tenure in San Francisco is almost certainly over.

The Giants technically can negotiate a lower-priced, incentive-rich deal with Wilson now that he is a free agent, but multiple sources said the 30-year-old right-hander is upset about the Giants’ stance and has told people he will sign elsewhere.

Wilson made an $8.5 million salary this past season and the Giants weren’t willing to offer him the minimum guarantee of $6.8 million through arbitration coming off his second Tommy John surgery. While Wilson apparently took issue with that, it was an understandable decision from a business perspective, as the Giants’ bullpen is already pretty expensive and $6.8 million is a lot to guarantee to a reliever, especially one who is still rehabbing from surgery.

Wilson figures to land a deal similar in structure to Ryan Madson‘s one-year contract with the Angels, which includes a $3.5 million base salary and $3.5 million in possible incentives based on days spent on the roster and games finished. The Dodgers and Red Sox have been mentioned as two possible landing spots.

  1. beelza - Dec 2, 2012 at 6:43 AM

    First of all, no team wants a Taliban on their roster. Second, he more concerned about that creepy beard than his mound performance. His team team was pushing him out the door when that beard looked like the charred landscape post wikld, brush fires. Not to mention that the beard ruined his teammates tea bagging experiences. Clown.

    • surefooted1 - Dec 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM

      Da Fuq?

    • bananaharold - Dec 24, 2012 at 3:14 AM

      I think your ignorant and you should suck a big cock..hopefully choking on it. Clown

  2. albertmn - Dec 2, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Romo pitched really well last season while closing. So, why would you pay Wilson a lot to come back?

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