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Brian Wilson and Giants at impasse

Brian Sabean on Brian Wilson at today's Media Day: "It’s just their stance vs. our stance. Their camp holds hope they can get a contract with more guaranteed money. And we feel the situation as it presents itself is really an incentive based type of proposition."

By | February 8th, 2013|1 Comment

Marco Scutaro stays with Giants

I woke up Wednesday morning to discover the Giants have signed Marco Scutaro to a three year deal. Good. This, I believe, is an even more important signing than Angel Pagan -- and signing him was very important. The Giants also signed Jeremy Affeldt -- key -- but they have [...]

By | December 5th, 2012|16 Comments

Should Giants offer Brian Wilson arbitration, or even keep him?

I wrote my Tuesday column about Brian Wilson. Considering I wrote my Monday column about Wilson, that's a lot of Wilson. In the second column I examine some hard contract issues. Like should the Giants offer Wilson arbitration after this season? I say no. I point out what a risk [...]

By | April 16th, 2012|10 Comments

Brian Wilson, the truth (Lowell column)

I attended the Giants game today and participated in an interview with Brian Wilson, and an interview with Bruce Bochy about Brian Wilson, and I got the story of how and when Wilson injured himself and what it means for the future and where Wilson stands now. I wrote all [...]

By | April 15th, 2012|7 Comments

Brian Wilson speaks about probable end of his season — the transcript

Here is an edited transcript of Brian Wilson’s remarks to the media in the clubhouse before Sunday’s game with the Pirates: I’m doing fine. I’m not down at all. The likelihood is that the season is over. We all know what structural damage is. The likelihood of me throwing again [...]

By | April 15th, 2012|1 Comment

Brian Wilson speaks

Brian Wilson spoke to the media at his locker this morning for about ten minutes. It was a gracious gesture considering his season is almost surely over. He said he will seek other opinions on his elbow but expects to get Tommy John Surgery. He is optimistic about returning next [...]

By | April 15th, 2012|1 Comment

Brian Wilson may miss season

I was out tonight in San Francisco because my sister and brother-in-law are visiting from the East Coast and I had dinner with them. So, I was kind of cut off from sports for a few hours. I just got home and read Brian Wilson may need Tommy John surgery [...]

By | April 14th, 2012|14 Comments

Bochy pregame on Wilson, Burrell and Giants’ chances

Here are some pregame Bochy quotes. The first topic is Brian Wilson who played catch near the dugout, throwing slowly. Bochy: This is a light day. he’s actually been throwing a little bit more than he did today. He played catch for 6 or 7 minutes. If he feels OK [...]

By | September 4th, 2011|2 Comments

Should Brian Wilson shave his beard?

Grant raised a crucial topic in his latest column, just posted on ComcastSportsNet Bay Area. He asked if Brian Wilson finally should shave his beard so he can become the dominating closer he used to be. The world breathlessly awaits your answer. Grant has all kinds of statistics showing Wilson [...]

By | July 5th, 2011|10 Comments

Brian Wilson blows it

Brian Wilson blew the save in the bottom of the 9th vs. the Cubbies. He gave up a game-tying home run. No criticism of Wilson here. He's one of the best closers in the business. It's just that the guy lives with danger -- seems to love it. He often [...]

By | June 30th, 2011|9 Comments