Thursday, December 18, 2014

Does Brian Wilson Make Sense?

Assuming the former Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson is willing to shave his beard and be normal, which he has stated he would not consider in previous seasons, would the recently designated RHP make sense for the Yankees?

Let’s start at the beginning when on Tuesday the Dodgers designated Wilson for assignment eating his $9.5 million in salary for 2015. This left Wilson as a free agent free to sign with any club he chooses. Wilson is 32 years old and is coming off a season in which he posted a 4.66 ERA in 48.1 IP last year with the Dodgers in their bullpen.

Wilson’s ERA and metrics were bloated in 2014 after having a strong second half in Los Angeles in 2013 and the Dodgers were right to simply eat his contract and let him walk away. Just because he will come on the cheap doesn’t mean he makes sense for the Yankees. To put this into layman’s terms, and I can’t believe I am saying this out loud, Wilson may be worse than Shawn Kelley if he came to New York and makes absolutely no sense for the Yankees in 2015 or beyond. 

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