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  1. Brian Wilson exercises $10 million player option for 2015

    Nov 3, 2014, 6:14 PM EST

    Brian Wilson Getty

    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.

  2. Brian Wilson will exercise his player option for 2015

    Oct 8, 2014, 12:06 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    He’ll be paid $9.5 million in 2015

  3. Don Mattingly has no idea how to deal with the eighth inning

    Oct 7, 2014, 12:28 AM EST

    Don Mattingly

    Mattingly might try bringing himself out of the bullpen next.

  4. Who to root for in the postseason — National League

    Sep 29, 2014, 3:40 PM EST

    Best Fans

    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.

  5. Would the Dodgers make a run at Jonathan Papelbon as a (really expensive) setup man?

    Jul 17, 2014, 11:51 AM EST

    Jonathan Papelbon AP

    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.

  6. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 3, 2014, 7:23 AM EST

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    Edwin Encarnacion: “He hanged it, I banged it.” He actually said that.

  7. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 27, 2014, 7:11 AM EST

    George Springer

    After a rough start to his big league career, George Springer has sprung.

  8. Don Mattingly is worried about Brian Wilson

    May 16, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

    Dodgers' Wilson watches the game against the Diamondbacks in the seventh inning during their MLB National League baseball game in Phoenix

    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.

  9. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 25, 2014, 6:51 AM EST

    CC Sabathia

    The Yankees bounce back. The Astros play like bush leaguers.

  10. Cardinals and Cubs throw down in 1974: They don’t make brawls like this anymore

    Apr 17, 2014, 11:33 AM EST

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    This fight was precipitated by a pitcher being deliberate and a batter stepping out. Which, unlike today, was kind of unusual in 1974.

  11. Photo of the Day: Brian Wilson being Brian Wilson

    Apr 16, 2014, 12:38 PM EST

    Camera

    I don’t know the real Brian Wilson, but even if this isn’t it, remember: we are what we pretend to be.

  12. Brian Wilson is ready to come off of the disabled list

    Apr 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Dodgers

    The Dodgers’ bearded reliever is ready to return.

  13. It only took an hour or two for an insanely overheated and unhinged response to Puig being late

    Apr 4, 2014, 3:32 PM EST

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    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.

  14. Brian Wilson lands on disabled list with elbow issue

    Apr 1, 2014, 10:37 PM EST

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    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.

  15. 26.1 percent of major leaguers were born outside of the United States

    Apr 1, 2014, 4:30 PM EST

    Globe

    Yet again, no one from Iceland has made a major league roster. This blatant racism has to end.

  16. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Mar 30, 2014, 11:31 PM EST

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    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…

  17. 2014 Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mar 6, 2014, 5:02 PM EST

    Yasiel Puig

    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…

  18. Video: Brian Wilson threw a knuckleball today

    Mar 4, 2014, 6:29 PM EST

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    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…

  19. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    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…

  20. Dodgers agree to one-year deal with Jamey Wright

    Dec 23, 2013, 6:01 PM EST

    Jamey Wright AP

    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…

  21. Report: Dodgers nearing deal with reliever Chris Perez

    Dec 23, 2013, 12:18 AM EST

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    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…

  22. Phillies trying to trade Jonathan Papelbon

    Dec 6, 2013, 3:42 PM EST

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    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…

  23. Dodgers re-sign Brian Wilson

    Dec 5, 2013, 2:44 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    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…

  24. Brian Wilson nearing a return to the Dodgers

    Dec 3, 2013, 12:02 PM EST

    Dodgers' Wilson watches the game against the Diamondbacks in the seventh inning during their MLB National League baseball game in Phoenix

    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…

  25. The Tigers are in “serious” negotiations with Brian Wilson

    Nov 25, 2013, 5:01 PM EST

    Dodgers' Wilson watches the game against the Diamondbacks in the seventh inning during their MLB National League baseball game in Phoenix

    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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