Brian Wilson recalled the final out of the World Series at the Giants' annual Fan Fest.
02/07/2011 12:44 PM ET
Brian Wilson recalls final out
Championship memories never get old for Giants closer
"I was thinking, 'San Francisco deserves this,'" Wilson told the San Jose Mercury News. "My final pitch is for all the legends of the game in San Francisco. I just smiled, threw the pitch, knew what was going to happen, and then I had a bunch of guys aiming for me."
"I'm not afraid to be in a situation that demands the utmost perfection," Wilson said. "I'm thinking there's no shot he wants to face me right now. I don't take anything for granted, but at the same time, I think, `Let's do this.'"
Pettitte ends career atop postseaon leaderboard: Andy Pettitte has decided not to play, at least for now. Pettitte has 240 career wins, including a record 19 postseason victories. Pettitte, who played for the Yankees for 13 of his 16 Major League seasons, said he didn't have the drive to pitch this season.
"My arm feels great. My body feels great. I know that my body would get where it needs to be, but my heart is not where it needs to be," Pettitte told MLB.com. "I just feel like if I have any kind of hesitation on doing this, my heart is not fully completely sold out to do this again."
Pettitte's 203 victories for New York rank third in franchise history, behind Hall of Famers Whitey Ford (236) and Red Ruffing (231), and his 1,823 strikeouts are second to Ford in team history.
Guerrero gets high marks from new teammate Scott: Now a member of the Baltimore Orioles, Vladimir Guerrero is being looked to as a player who can make everyone in the batting order a better hitter.
"We will be able to protect each other, which will be nice," teammate Luke Scott told MLB.com. "[Guerrero is a] very, very, very dangerous hitter. [He is the] best fastball hitter I've ever seen. He can hit everything. He's a freak of nature. I mean that in a very good way. He hits pitches out of the ballpark that most people can't even foul off or get to."
Karstens ready to pitch in wherever he can: Jeff Karstens will pitch in whatever role the Pirates ask of him.
"I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to start," Karstens told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Because I'd know when I am pitching. But, what it honestly comes down to is whatever they want me to do to help the team succeed. That's all I want to do."
Kotsay brings veteran bat to Brewers: Mark Kotsay chose the Brewers because he believes in the club's competitiveness.
"I didn't plan on landing in Milwaukee, but it presented the best opportunity as far as winning and the role they offered," Kotsay told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "The opportunity to win is the most important thing, especially at this stage of my career. This is more about trying to get to a World Series. Hopefully, I can do my part to make that happen.
"I think this is a perfect fit for me."
Kotsay will be a reserve outfielder and backup first baseman after hitting .239 with eight homers and 31 RBIs in 327 at-bats for the White Sox last season.
Everth Cabrera aiming to make some noise: Everth Cabrera will try to build on his 2009 season, in which he hit .255 with 25 steals and eight triples in 103 games for San Diego.
"I'm going to Spring Training the same way I did then," Cabrera told MLB.com. "I'm arriving with this attitude: I can get better, I'm hungry and I have a strong desire to make the team and do my job. The decision will be up to them."
Enthusiasm part of the package with Garza: Count Matt Garza among those who can't wait to get to the park everyday.
"To wake up every morning and go to the ball yard, and that's my job -- that's awesome," Garza told MLB.com. "My 8-year-old son plays this game, and if I can do the same thing he does and get paid for it, why not be happy every day and be excited and be in love with it?"
Edmonds heading back to Cardinals: Jim Edmonds signed a Minor League deal to return to the Cardinals.
"Obviously, he has the talent to play anywhere in the outfield," general manager John Mozeliak told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I think really at this point where he fits in and how this works out is really unknown. We just have to see where he is physically. When we get down there, we'll make that decision. Obviously, I think this really came down to knowing that there's potential for him to help the club, but also given his history with this organization, [it was a good idea]."
-- Red Line Editorial