Thursday, December 05, 2013

The Beard Stays Blue - Dodgers Re-Sign Brian Wilson

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.

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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