Dec 032013
 

The eccentric wild haired hurler Brian Wilson may be back in Dodger Blue. Talks broke down between Wilson and the Tigers, so he turned back to his former club where he sported a sub 1.00 ERA and shows signs of his former dominant closer self throughout his tenure.

He's not creepy.

He’s not creepy.

The Dodgers don’t need any more “closers” in the bullpen, as their current one is pretty awesome, in Kenley Jansen. Brandon League, the former closer, is making closer money, but has been almost completely banished from any competitive games. Keeping Brian Wilson in the 8th makes the 8-9th inning punch one of the best in baseball. It also doesn’t hurt to have a quality closer as a backup in case of injury or rest.

Filling in the other remaining relief innings will no longer be done by Ronald Belisario, as he was not tenured like fellow pitchers Jansen and Clayton Kershaw. Getting over the loss of Belly won’t take much time; not only was his terribly inconsistent the last season, he never makes spring training on time, which is annoying. The last two years Ronald would show up weeks late to spring training for visa issues, then start the season behind schedule and out of shape. A near 4.00 ERA last season is something the Dodgers don’t need, especially with other other young, more reliable hard throwers in the bullpen in Onelki Garcia, Chris Withrow and Jose Dominguez, who’s fastballs ring the bell of the latest Hunger Games movie by “catching fire.”

Dropping Belly, not grabbing Johnson from the Orioles make plenty of room for Wilson to return. Let’s hope the Dodgers bundle League and someone else to grab another piece of the puzzle.

 12/03/2013  Posted by at 12:11 pm Dodgers News, Dodgers Rumors, Transactions 1 Response »
Jul 302013
 

According to Bob Nightengale, the Dodgers have emerged as the front runners to sign free agent Brian Wilson. The feedback from Dodger fans across the internet have this potential signing landing with mixed reviews. Rightfully so. Dodger fans have despised Brian Wilson for years, suddenly he is going to don the Dodger blue? His talent is undeniable, his track record speaks for itself, but there is something about this that doesn’t feel right.

My first question is why would we want him in Dodger blue? It’s not because of his beard, you know the one that goes far beyond ridiculous. It’s not because he is coming off a 48 saves season, that was 2010. Sure he had 36 in 2011, but he also missed a big part of the season due to injury. Then in 2012, he manages to post two innings before going down and having reconstructive elbow surgery. The Giants non-tendered him, a huge red flag, too big to be ignored? Sure the Giants are in talks for Wilson right now, but they are in last place and probably just trying to drive the price up on the Dodgers.

Wilson is also an ex-Giant, and it’s not like we have a great history with bringing ex-Giants to Los Angeles. Okay, so Jeff Kent worked out pretty well. However, Jason Schmidt and Juan Uribe should be reason enough to avoid ex-Giants until the end of time.

Wilson, 31, will be bringing his career ERA average of 3.21, his 171 career saves, and his infamous beard somewhere in the next few days. Jim Bowden adds that Wilson has narrowed his list of teams down to three, the Giants, Pirates, and Dodgers. Wilson is negotiating in the offer/counter stage, but prepare yourselves for the Dodgers to sign him folks. Will it be the Dodgers, Giants, or Pirates? Could a mystery team sweep in at the last minute? How do you feel about “The Beard” in Dodger blue?

 07/30/2013  Posted by at 11:17 am Dodgers Rumors 1 Response »
Dec 022012
 

Hey Colletti! You better not let this happen!!

Yes, we all know Brian Wilson wants to pitch for the Dodgers, but why would we want him in Dodger blue? It’s not because of his beard, you know the one that goes far beyond ridiculous. It’s not because he is coming off a 48 saves season, that was 2010. Sure he had 36 in 2011, but he also missed a big part of the season due to injury. Then in 2012, he manages to post two innings before going down and having reconstructive elbow surgery. The Giants non-tendered him, major red flag anyone? If the Giants are willing to let him walk, something must be up. Plus on top of all that, he is an ex-Giant, and it’s not like we have a great history with bringing ex-Giants to Los Angeles. As a matter of fact we have been burned on every occasion if my memory serves me correct. If not Jason Schmidt and Juan Uribe should be reason enough to avoid ex-Giants until the end of time.

Of course the Dodgers may be in the clear, according to Dylan Hernandez the interest of Brian Wilson in Dodger blue is not mutual among both parties. Hernandez says the Dodgers are not expected to pursue “The Beard” this winter.

Even on an incentive-laden deal similar to the one Ryan Madson signed with the Angels. Madson, who underwent a similar procedure, is guaranteed $3.5 million and could earn another $3.5 million in roster bonuses and performance-based incentives. I still don’t want any part of the beard. I don’t like him Sam I am, I don’t want him in blue, I want to kick him with my shoe.

The Winter Meetings kick off tomorrow from Nashville, nothing can be ruled out at this point, but I would really like to think we can rule out Brian Wilson, his bad elbow, and his stupid beard.

 12/02/2012  Posted by at 5:19 pm Dodgers Rumors, Thinking Blue 5 Responses »