In search of a late-inning reinforcement in the bullpen, the Dodgers are turning to longtime nemesis Brian Wilson. Wilson, a former All-Star closer and World Series hero with the rival San Francisco Giants, has agreed to a major-league deal with the Dodgers, according to a person familiar with the situation. The right-hander comes to the Dodgers as a reclamation project, as he is working his way back from reconstructive elbow surgery. Wilson, 31, last pitched in April 2012. Before joining the Dodgers’ major-league club, he will pitch in the minor leagues on a rehabilitation assignment. Wilson’s contract, which is guaranteed, runs through the end of this season. The Dodgers were among the teams present when Wilson threw in front of scouts last week. Wilson, who makes his off-season home in Los Angeles, met Sunday with General Manager Ned Colletti. Wilson had three offers, all from contending teams. He led the league with 48 saves in 2010. He saved six games in the playoffs that season, the last of which clinched the World Series title for the Giants. Wilson, whose long beard and flamboyant personality made him a celebrity, became a free agent after last season, when the Giants didn’t tender him a contract.
Complete “meh,” type signing for me. I see why they did it. Low risk high reward. If by chance he recovers quickly and puts together a string of good pitching it’ll be worth it. I just seriously don’t like this dude. He’s a total jackoff for the sake of being one. But LA is a perfect place for a flamboyant, over-the-top doucher who craves attention. Like, that picture screams douchebag. Whatever. Without further adieu…welcome to LA, Brian Wilson.