Tonight at nine o’clock Pacific rime, Brian Wilson was non-tendered and officially a free agent. Proven closers are becoming a hot commodity so the bearded bullpen man could be headed out of town. Wilson’s offseason home is in Los Angeles and he has expressed interest in remaining there. Possibly a fresh start? But does this include the beard. There are reports stating that Wilson will shave off the famous facial hair in order to have a fresh start if he does sign with a new club.
Coming off his second Tommy John surgery, Wilson was a financial risk the San Francisco Giants couldn’t afford to take.
Oct 19, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Brian Wilson talks to the media before game five of the 2012 NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Those that were tendered:
Sergio Romo, Santiago Casilla, Jose Mijares, Hunter Pence, Joaquin Arias, Gregor Blanco, and Buster Posey.