Brian Wilson

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Say A Prayer for The Remnants Of That 2014 Dodger Bullpen

Remember last year? When the Dodgers had “too many closers” and an overwhelming amount of veteran presence and all that, in what was the most expensive bullpen ever assembled? And then, for the most part, it was awful? The new front office cut most of those guys loose. For the ones who found a home…

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2014 Dodgers In Review: Brian Wilson

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB 61 48.1 24.2% 13.0% 4.66 4.29 4.25 -0.4 What Happened In 2014: That was money well-spent! Have we really not done a Brian Wilson review yet? Still? Sigh. I don’t want to do this any more than you do. Then again, it’s a cold January Sunday…

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Brian Wilson Is Losing Velocity

When Brian Wilson went on the disabled list for elbow issues in April, one of the curious things was that his velocity was more or less fine. In April, he was throwing his fastball and sinker around 94 and 93 respectively, and his cutter was in the low 90s. These numbers were down just a little…

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Cleveland 5, Dodgers 4: How Frustrating

As far as “pitchers helping themselves” go, I’m not sure you’re going to do much better than Clayton Kershaw hitting a homer to break a 0-0 tie while pitching a shutout on Opening Day last year. (Well, recently, anyway. If we’re going back into history, Tony Cloninger driving in nine on two homers and a…