Nov 3, 2014, 6:14 PM EST
To the surprise of absolutely nobody, the Dodgers announced this afternoon that reliever Brian Wilson has officially exercised his $10 million player option for 2015.
Oct 8, 2014, 12:06 PM EST
He’ll be paid $9.5 million in 2015
Oct 7, 2014, 12:28 AM EST
Mattingly might try bringing himself out of the bullpen next.
Sep 29, 2014, 3:40 PM EST
Part Two of our handy guide to help you pick a team to root for in the event your team is not in the playoffs.
Jul 17, 2014, 11:51 AM EST
Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has made it very clear that he’d waive his veto rights and welcome a trade to a contender, and Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles talked to “a baseball source” who expects the Dodgers to make a run for the 33-year-old right-hander.
Jul 3, 2014, 7:23 AM EST
Edwin Encarnacion: “He hanged it, I banged it.” He actually said that.
May 27, 2014, 7:11 AM EST
After a rough start to his big league career, George Springer has sprung.
May 16, 2014, 11:19 AM EST
Dodgers right-hander Brian Wilson has a 10.22 ERA this season, allowing 15 runs in 16 appearances while occasionally struggling to crack 90 miles per hour with his once-overpowering fastball.
Apr 25, 2014, 6:51 AM EST
The Yankees bounce back. The Astros play like bush leaguers.
Apr 17, 2014, 11:33 AM EST
This fight was precipitated by a pitcher being deliberate and a batter stepping out. Which, unlike today, was kind of unusual in 1974.
Apr 16, 2014, 12:38 PM EST
I don’t know the real Brian Wilson, but even if this isn’t it, remember: we are what we pretend to be.
Apr 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST
The Dodgers’ bearded reliever is ready to return.
Apr 4, 2014, 3:32 PM EST
There’s a difference between a player screwing up and a player dooming his team. Puig does one of those things but he is repeatedly accused of doing the other.
Apr 1, 2014, 10:37 PM EST
As first reported by Eric Stephen of SB Nation’s True Blue LA, the Dodgers are placing right-handed setup man Brian Wilson on the 15-day disabled list because of nerve irritation in his pitching elbow.
Apr 1, 2014, 4:30 PM EST
Yet again, no one from Iceland has made a major league roster. This blatant racism has to end.
Mar 30, 2014, 11:31 PM EST
Padres 3, Dodgers 1: The coolest thing about baseball is that all of us yakkers can spend two months talking about teams’ strengths and weaknesses and How It Will All Go, and then the games start and none of it matters one damn bit. Like the back end of the Dodgers’ bullpen, for example. Brian…
Mar 6, 2014, 5:02 PM EST
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Los Angeles Dodgers. The Big Question: Can the deep-pocketed Dodgers be stopped? After a midseason turnaround led to 92…
Mar 4, 2014, 6:29 PM EST
It was weird enough to see Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson start today’s Cactus League game against the Mariners, but then he did this with his first pitch to Brad Miller: Yes, Wilson threw what appears to be a knuckleball. And it was actually pretty good. We probably should have seen this coming, as Josh Tucker…
Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST
Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…
Dec 23, 2013, 6:01 PM EST
According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran reliever Jamey Wright. No word yet on the exact terms involved, but after having to settle for minor league deals in seven straight offseasons, it looks like he’s finally getting a major league deal. Wright, who…
Dec 23, 2013, 12:18 AM EST
Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times is reporting that the Dodgers are nearing a one-year deal with free agent reliever Chris Perez. Financial details of the deal are not yet known. Perez had spent the past four seasons as the closer for the Indians, but increasing ineffectiveness and some non-baseball-related incidents made him more trouble…
Dec 6, 2013, 3:42 PM EST
Two seasons into a four-year, $46 million contract the Phillies are trying to trade Jonathan Papelbon, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Papelbon has been very good for the Phillies with a 2.67 ERA that’s not far off from his 2.33 ERA for the Red Sox, but his strikeout rate and average fastball velocity both…
Dec 5, 2013, 2:44 PM EST
Brian Wilson and the Dodgers have agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract that includes a player option for 2015, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports. That’s a nice payday for Wilson, who looked great in 20 innings down the stretch and into the playoffs after missing all of 2012 following Tommy John elbow…
Dec 3, 2013, 12:02 PM EST
As of last week Brian Wilson was said to be in “serious” talks with Detroit, but now that the Tigers are on the verge of signing Joe Nathan as their new closer Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that Wilson is nearing a return to the Dodgers. Wilson was fantastic down the stretch as a…
Nov 25, 2013, 5:01 PM EST
Lynn Henning of the Detroit News reports that the Tigers and free agent closer Brian Wilson are in “serious” negotiations. Henning reports that Wilson met yesterday with Brad Ausmus and Wilson’s agent Dan Lozano in Los Angeles. Wilson was quite the pickup for the Dodgers after completing his Tommy John rehab. He pitched six scoreless innings in…
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