One of the most moronic things that an MLB team can do is give a closer a hefty contract. Every year we are reminded just how fragile these guys are, yet idiotic teams across the league throw top-notch extensions at unreliable relievers.
With that being said, the Los Angeles Dodgers are heeding my advice and taking the cheap route to find some saves. After kicking the tires on Carlos Marmol earlier this month, the Dodgers have decided to bring Brian Wilson to town even after he hasn’t pitched in an MLB game since April of 2012. However, Wilson is a three-time All-Star who turned in one of the best seasons in closer history in 2010
In fact, Wilson will likely go down as the best closer in San Francisco Giants history considering his dominate three-season stretch from 2009-11. While it may seem like decades ago, Wilson etched 122 saves in that time frame which averages out 40 saves a year!
With all of that success in his past, the Dodgers are hoping that Wilson can provide some stability to a bullpen that has been awful in 2013. Believe it or not: no one on the Dodgers’ roster has more than 14 saves this season and Brandon League leads the club in saves, but has an embarrassing 5.17 ERA this season.
The bearded one is back in action and it”s going to be an absolute spectacle when Los Angeles squares off against Wilson’s former team in the middle of September.