Originally posted by Garcia:
Originally posted by Giants9ersfan:
I'm definitely ticked that Wilson is pissy about this whole thing. I really don't understand professional athletes who think they should be paid more because they're so good...yet won't take an incentive deal. The Giants have done a whole lot for Wilson over the years...he can't come back for a smaller salary with big incentives?
Well, Brian Wilson basically sacrificed his career, ala Rob Nenn, to help win this team a championship in 2010.
I'm sure he feels like he's owed.... he did get paid all last year being hurt. I can understand how he can feel slighted after what he gave.
He's probably done doe.
Brian Wilson did NOT pull a Robb Nen. He wasnt hurt, he was just pitching late into the season, as any closer wouldve done if their team was still playing on Nov. 1st. Nen literally pitched while injured, and knew his elbow was fraying the more he pushed. He was just willing to sacrifice his arm for one final shot at a ring.
Wilson was a great closer, and he was a big part in one of our WS titles. He doesnt deserve any sympathy or special treatment past that respect. Hes getting older, hes coming off a 2nd TJ surgery, and has had injury issues throughout his career. Not to mention his control and velocity have been dropping steadily.
At this point the bear minimum he could make would be more than enough of a "thanks for being a great Giant Brian." Hes not worth even that much. The fact that he wants more is ego driven. If he can get what he was making, or more in f/a, more power to him. Im going to laugh at whoever pays that much, but it would justify his demands I guess.
At this point, unless Wilson is getting a significant amount more than the base we'd offer, he would just be leaving out of spite. We all know he loves the team, the city, and the fanbase. If he wants to sit out in the Dodger Stadium bullpen in a 7th inning role over a couple mil, thats his dumb choice.