Brian Wilson, the man who is so beloved in San Francisco, has signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Understandably, the outrage from Giants fans on social media has been plentiful, with some calling him a traitor.
Wilson, however, says he will never forget the Orange and Black faithful:
Thank you to the fans in San Francisco. It was an honor to pitch in front of you for all those years,” he tweeted. “Even though I’ll be wearing a different color your impact in my life will never be forgotten.”
Wilson closed out Game 5 of the World Series and saved 48 games in 2010, and he posted an amazing 1.81 ERA in 2010. Wilson has compiled a decent 3.21 career ERA. In 2012, Wilson pitched two innings and gave up two runs. He missed almost all of the season after having Tommy John surgery in April, which cost him a lot of time.
Still, Wilson will likely be able to pitch with the Dodgers in a couple of weeks. He will have to pitch in the minor leagues first, and after, he’ll get called up to the major league team. Wilson likely won’t close games, but he will pitch late in games.
As for the San Francisco Giants, they will have to continue to survive without a good eighth-inning pitcher. And, they will have to get by knowing that their former beloved closer is in Los Angeles.