Brian Wilson has fulfilled the wishes of lots of San Francisco Giants fans with his superb pitching. For Wilson to continue doing that, he will have to pitch poorly with his new team.
That’s because his new team is the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.
According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, Wilson will sign with the Dodgers.
Brian Wilson has chosen to sign with Dodgers, according to source. Had three offers. Will start in minors.
— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 30, 2013
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.