Brian Wilson Has Earned Himself Some $$$ With His 2013 Showing: And Is The Best Relief Pitcher Left In The Playoffs!

From 2008-2011, Brian Wilson was one of the top closer in the Majors with 163 Saves.  He Saved 48 Games with a 1.81 ERA only 3 years ago in  2010 for the World Champ Giants.  He went through TJ Surgery for a 2nd time in April of 2012 - who will give him a chance in 2014, by signing the pending Free Agent?

From 2008-2011, Brian Wilson was one of the top closers in the Majors with 163 Saves. He Saved 48 Games with a 1.81 ERA only 3 years ago in 2010 for the World Champ Giants. He went through TJ Surgery for a 2nd time in April of 2012.  He has since made an awesome comeback with the Dodgers, only giving up 1 ER in his Dodgers 24 Appearances, including 6 Scoreless frames in the 2013 playoffs.  Who will give him a chance in 2014, by signing the pending Free Agent?  Dodgers fans are hoping he stays.

Hunter Stokes (Featured Baseball Columnist): 

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I am big Brian Wilson fan.  Part of me was devastated when the Giants won the World Series in 2012, because he was not on the team.

I was happy to learn that he bid his time this season, made sure he was fully healed up from his 2nd Tommy John Surgery, and made a triumphant return with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

He could have rushed back in the spring, signed with another club, and tried haphazardly to work through his pitching in game action, however the man knows his body tweaks.

Brian Wilson as Captain Highlander on George Lopez Show

The 30 Year Old is no dummy when it comes to business acumen as well.  In late July, he witnessed the Dodgers wreaking havoc on all of the NL West, but still need some help from the Relief Core, Wilson pounced at the opportunity knocking - by agreeing with the LA franchise on July.30/2013.

The 30 Year Old is no dummy when it comes to business acumen as well. In late July, he witnessed the Dodgers wreaking havoc on all of the NL West, but still need some help for the Relief Core,
Wilson pounced at the opportunity knocking – by agreeing  to a contract with the LA franchise for the rest of the season on July.30/2013.  He is zany, whacky, and is a great entertainer as a ballplayer.  He is perfect for Hollywood!

The Bearded one, with ‘The Machine’ somewhere rejoicing, only signed for the rest of the season, and pretty much ensured that he would be on a playoff roster, should he hold up his end of the bargain.

Wilson made his season debut on Aug.22/2013 – and fanned two batters in a scoreless frame versus the Miami Marlins.

All he has done since that point, is allow 1 Run, in exactly 24 Appearances between the regular and Post Season. 

What is even more remarkable, is that he has just served up 13 Hits and 6 Walks, while mowing down 21 Batters in his 19.2 IP worth of work.

Post Season success is nothing new to the man originally from Londonderry, NH.

In 16 Games – and 17.2 IP for his playoff career, for the Giants and Dodgers combined, he has only allowed 0 ER, 9 Hits and 6 Walks, while K’ing 24 hitters.

That’s right baby… He has an ERA of 0.00 in his Post Season Career so far!

I would say that the Dodgers should stick with him with the Closing duties as along as they are in the 2013 Playoffs.

He is much better than Kenley Jansen.  He is ten times better than Brandon League.  Forget about comparing him to Paco Rodriguez or Ronald Belisario.

I like Jansen’s stuff, however he has health problems, and I think the dude is better to come in and flame-throw in the 8th.

A great team such as Los Angeles, with a major chunk of their core signed long – term, should not have to worry about their Closer situation.  This is why the should ink Wilson to a new contract.

If Wilson is back fully, it is my contention, that he is the best Closer right now in the 2013 Playoffs.  I would even take him over Koji Uehara.  Please…..

Joaquin Benoit… Is it me or does he begin to look a little bit more like Jose Valverde every day?

Trevor Rosenthal… Kid is good, but is inexperienced, and the St. Louis Cardinals will probably promote him to be a Starting Pitcher – and then watch him be a NL contending Cy Young Winner.

Jose Veras…LMAO..  This guy began the year as the highest paid player on the Houston Astros!!

With the kind of Post Season the guy is authoring, plus his previous playoff pedigree, it is time for the ball to go back to the “Bearded One” every time in the 9th – and hopefully he will be part of another World Series celebration for a 3rd time in 4 years.

This man is a clutch playoff performer, and the Dodgers should think long and hard about making sure he is part of their organization - by throwing a contract offer his way very soon.  Wilson is perfect for Los Angeles.  He has a Hollywood Persona, craves the limelight, yet is one of the coolest, laid back - tattoed ballplayers in the MLB,  I hope Magic and his consortium throws a multi - year offer in the range of what most top closers get..

This man is a clutch playoff performer, and the Dodgers should think long and hard about making sure he is part of their organization – by throwing a contract offer his way very soon. Wilson is perfect for Los Angeles. He has a Hollywood Persona, craves the limelight, yet is one of the coolest, laid back – tattooed ballplayers in the MLB, I hope Magic and his consortium throws a multi – year offer in the range of what most top closers get for his services.. His stuff is filthy dominant again – with precision accuracy on both corners, a mid – 90’s Fastball – and he has even been toiling with a Sinker to his repertoire.  He has evolved – and shown his baseball smarts. Welcome back Brian Wilson!!

*** The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of mlbreports.com or their partners ***

A big thank-you goes out to Our ‘Featured Baseball ColumnistHunter Stokes for preparing today’s featured article.  Hunter is a Baseball Writer for MLB reports.

Hunter grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia, now lives in Bakersfield, CA and played baseball with Sheldon Bream (Sid Bream‘s son) at Liberty University in the NCAA.

His favorite player is Brian Wilson (how could you guess?), and he hates when people can’t think outside the box! 

His favorite expression – is ‘drive that one out that out and you have 110 LBS worth of crap in a 100 pound sack!

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Posted on October 17, 2013, in MLB Player Profiles, Playoffs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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