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The Dodgers aren’t looking at Brian Wilson

Dec 2, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT

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Well, this is a first. The free-spending Dodgers have no plans to make a run at non-tendered closer Brian Wilson, sources told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.

Wilson was said to be quite interested in pitching in SoCal with the Dodgers or Angels, but both teams have already signed closers this winter. The Dodgers re-signed Brandon League for $22.5 million over three years, while the Angels added Ryan Madson on a one-year deal that could earn him $7 million.

Wilson, like Madson, is returning from Tommy John surgery. He’s probably going to want more than the $3.5 million guarantee that Madson got from the Halos.

Boston might be another possibility for Wilson, though the Red Sox only figure to upgrade from Andrew Bailey in the closer’s role if they find a potential bargain.

  1. kingscourt25 - Dec 2, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Popular to contrary belief, the Dodgers aren’t in on everyone. Agents and players are just using the Dodgers as a leveraging tool to get teams to pay more, similar to what the Yankees were. We’ve already seen this with Torii Hunter, AJP, and Youk. Now it looks like Wilson’s doing it to get a better deal from the Giants.

    • dcfan4life - Dec 2, 2012 at 9:26 PM

      They may not be “into” everyone due to roster restraints. But right now, the Dodgers have made it clear no ones off limits if they have a roster spot.

      • kingscourt25 - Dec 2, 2012 at 9:51 PM

        They’re making their roster better by using all resources to their advantage. I don’t see anything wrong with that, especially in a game that doesn’t penalize teams for spending.

  2. brewcrewfan54 - Dec 2, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Wilson wont be unemployed next season but I think he may be overestimating how badly any contenders want to sign a guy coming off his 2nd Tommy John surgery.

  3. smcgaels1997 - Dec 2, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Yes buying the best Gaurantees championships…said no one ever

  4. alexo0 - Dec 2, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Brian Wilson doesn’t like it when someone’s not looking at him.

  5. randygnyc - Dec 2, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    The top end market just evaporated for Wilson.

  6. canadabaseball - Dec 2, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    I almost guarantee he will sigh with SF a deal of 1 year and about 4.5 million

    • xavier46 - Dec 3, 2012 at 2:09 AM

      What the hell is an “almost guarantee” anyways?

      And what’s in it for the rest of us if he signs elsewhere?

      • jwbiii - Dec 3, 2012 at 2:34 AM

        60% of the time, it works every time.

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