Brian Wilson Signs With the Dodgers

Yesterday we heard the Pirates were front runners to sign Brian Wilson. Today Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers have taken the lead in the Wilson race.

The updates yesterday said the Pirates were one of the front runners, with Arizona, San Francisco, and Los Angeles mentioned throughout the day. The Diamondbacks interest was shot down by the Arizona media, while Wilson doesn’t make sense for the Giants since he wants to play for a contender. Scott Miller of CBS Sports did say that Wilson has an affinity for Los Angeles, so that could be giving the Dodgers the advantage here.

UPDATE 12:23 PM: Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports there are three teams in the mix, and also says the Dodgers are in front.

UPDATE 2:24 PM: Wilson signs with the Dodgers, per Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports.

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  • kevin21

    Are there any current pictures of Wilson? That beard has to be to his knees.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.martin.9003 Bob Martin

    He would have been a nice addition but he wasn’t needed. Our bullpen is a strength of the team. More contact hitters are needed, either for the bench or Rf/1st.

  • CalipariFan506

    I’d like a bullpen guy like Javy Lopez. If nothing else than to block other NL teams from getting him. He would be a terrible terrible match up problem in a playoff series.

  • emjayinTN

    His personality fits the Dodgers best, but was it he who had a lot of negativity to say about the Dodgers when he was on top?