Sunday, February 1, 2009

Brian Wilson: A Welcome Closer Is Acquired by Evil Dead

(Chinese) For 5 years, Evil Dead fans have complained about Chinese never having a real closer. On 30Jan09, Brian Wilson (SF) was picked up along with a 2nd round pick from the Missouri Fightin Farmers in exchange for OF Shane Victorino and OF Coco Crisp. "The Dead OF was very crowded with all the young guys finally getting playing time, so we felt we could move a few guys to get Brian Wilson, a hard-throwing Righthander", said Manager Mark Ewing. He will join the bullpen along with Dennis Sarfate, Brandon Morrow and Hong Kuo.

In other news, young pitching prospect Shawn Gallagher was traded for a Missouri 6th round pick as the Dead worked to get the roster down to 25 men.

Longtime Evil Dead players OF Willy Mo Pena and RHP Jason Jennings were cut. "Pena just couldn't do it, we have to give up on him now, and Jennings is hurt, so we will just leave him with no job and no hope, baseball is a tough business," said Ewing.
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