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Brian Wilson is Back in Dodger Blue

After being courted by a number of teams (most notably the Detroit Tigers and, had he agreed to shave, the New York Yankees), free agent Brian Wilson has made his decision to prolong his one man sideshow with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Wilson was looking to return to closing out games (a role he dominated for more than four seasons with the San Francisco Giants), but according to the Los Angeles Times, the Bearded One is on board to continue as closer Kenley Jensen's set up man.  Of course, at $10 million, the Dodgers sure appear to be paying him like a closer.

As you'll recall, the 31-year-old signed with Los Angeles late last season and performed like a champ…giving up just one earned run in 18 regular season and six postseason games.

But, back to that hefty price tag.

Wilson is one of ten Dodgers on the hook to get paid at least $10 million this upcoming season.  And with fellow set-up man Brandon League signed for $7.5 million, the team is shelling out a ton of cash to protect the late innings.

Who knows…all this might just work out.  If you check the odds on who will win the World Series, the early lines already favor the Dodgers bringing Chavez Ravine its first championship since 1988.

Shawn Anderson

About Shawn Anderson

Shawn Anderson is that guy who, instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him, is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.