This is news that I'm sure will make you smile. Reliever Brian Wilson has agreed to a new free agent contract with the Dodgers, per a report from Tim Brown on twitter.
Brian Wilson and Dodgers have come to contract agreement.
— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) December 5, 2013
So, in celebration I made a fantasy Baseball card of him that you can see at the very top. I used the 1987 Topps Baseball card design and a photo from Dodgers photographer Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013.
Per a follow-up story by Tim Brown on Yahoo, it is a 1-year deal with an player option for a 2nd year. He will earn $10Million in 2014 and the option for 2015 is between $9Million to $10Million (based upon game appearance). If he performs anywhere close to what he did this past season, then I suspect he'll be opting out of the option and seeking a more new deal. As has been mentioned numerous times, Wilson is fine with being the set-up man for Kenley Jansen in 2014. It's expected that he'll have a physical soon before the deal is finalized.
Things are starting to shape-up nicely, eh? All that's left to do is to figure out the 3rd base situation, and maybe another arm for the bullpen.
Below are Wilson's career stats, via Baseball Reference:
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