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Report: Angry Brian Wilson won't re-sign with Giants

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09:33 AM ET 12.01 | One of the most celebrated players in San Francisco history became a free agent Friday night when the Giants, as expected, declined to tender Brian Wilson a 2013 contract. The Giants signaled they were not willing to offer Wilson the required minimum guarantee of $6.8 million without knowing when he would return in 2013 and how effective he would be. A lack of budget space for a team that is not significantly raising payroll also factored into the equation. 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.

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December 1, 2012  10:07 AM ET

I can understand Wilson being disappointed, but he shouldn't be angry. This was his second Tommy John surgery. History has not been kind to guys in his position. The Giants can't pay a guy $6.8 Million dollars on the hopes he'll get back. I doubt anyone else will, either.

December 1, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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I can understand Wilson being disappointed, but he shouldn't be angry. This was his second Tommy John surgery. History has not been kind to guys in his position. The Giants can't pay a guy $6.8 Million dollars on the hopes he'll get back. I doubt anyone else will, either.

agree, he will most likely receive a minimal contract with a boat load of incentives.

December 1, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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agree, he will most likely receive a minimal contract with a boat load of incentives.

I hope he ends up with the Yankees, so he will have to shave off that stupid looking beard.

December 1, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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agree, he will most likely receive a minimal contract with a boat load of incentives.

Something like $500K base plus $100K per inning pitched would be fair. If he's back and can pitch 60+ innings out of the bullpen, he'll get his money.

December 1, 2012  10:32 AM ET
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I hope he ends up with the Yankees, so he will have to shave off that stupid looking beard.

From mlbtraderumors.com

Although re-signing with the Giants remain possible, recent speculation indicated Wilson could also have interest in pitching for the Dodgers or Red Sox. He makes his offseason home in Los Angeles and grew up in New Hampshire rooting for the Sox.

December 1, 2012  10:35 AM ET
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From mlbtraderumors.comAlthough re-signing with the Giants remain possible, recent speculation indicated Wilson could also have interest in pitching for the Dodgers or Red Sox. He makes his offseason home in Los Angeles and grew up in New Hampshire rooting for the Sox.

Why would the Dodgers want him? They have League signed through 2016. I know the Dodgers are spending money like drunken sailors, but why would they pay two guys closer money?

December 1, 2012  10:35 AM ET

Methinks he will be angry at 29 other MLB teams that are about to NOT offer up "$6.8 million without knowing when he would return in 2013"

December 1, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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I hope he ends up with the Yankees, so he will have to shave off that stupid looking beard.

I am not a Wall Street type; I am a professional scientist. I support the counterculture look. If you've got the goods, then I don't care if you come on the field with Dennis Rodman hair.

Actually I was hoping he would sign with Boston. First there was Manny with the funky hair and a dirty helmet, and Damon with the caveman look. Wilson will fit right in with the Idiots culture. After dumping Bobby V, a Brian Wilson on the staff will cleanse the palate.

December 1, 2012  10:40 AM ET
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Methinks he will be angry at 29 other MLB teams that are about to NOT offer up "$6.8 million without knowing when he would return in 2013"

Methinks he's an excitable boy - period.

Someone will make him happyER.

December 1, 2012  10:45 AM ET
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Something like $500K base plus $100K per inning pitched would be fair. If he's back and can pitch 60+ innings out of the bullpen, he'll get his money.

I say give him $6.8 million and deduct money upon poor play.

December 1, 2012  10:45 AM ET
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I hope he ends up with the Yankees, so he will have to shave off that stupid looking beard.

Once upon a time...

December 1, 2012  10:46 AM ET

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December 1, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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I say give him $6.8 million and deduct money upon poor play.

There has been wilder...

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December 1, 2012  10:51 AM ET

Sorry, Chisoxfan, meant to reference jnorman41

December 1, 2012  10:59 AM ET
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Why would the Dodgers want him? They have League signed through 2016. I know the Dodgers are spending money like drunken sailors, but why would they pay two guys closer money?

I have no idea. Why would the Red Sox want him either since they have Andrew Bailey under their control for the next several years?

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December 1, 2012  11:11 AM ET

one surgery ok but two surgeries at the same spot??and what that tell you??odviouslly wilson's arm its out of order!!!

 
December 1, 2012  11:12 AM ET
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agree, he will most likely receive a minimal contract with a boat load of incentives.

wilson would be lucky guy IF he gets a contract before the end of winter meetings,,,,

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