Brian Wilson was standing on the mound, as the Giants wrapped up the 2010 World Series. Now, he hasn't stood on a major league mound in a year. But, many teams have been in need of bullpen, and "The Beard" was still on the free agent market. Today, Wilson is now a rival of San Francisco, as he is going to start suiting up in a Dodgers uniform.
Wilson has been a very good closer throughout his career, saving 87% of his career save opportunities (171-196). He also only allowes 18% of inherited runners to come around and score. Hitters only hit .238 against Wilson, who has a low 90s fastball. His career SO/9 is 9.6, and he also has a SO/BB ratio of 2.39. In his last full season (2011), Wilson went 6-4 with a 3.11 ERA and racked up 36 saves.
This move will hopefully help solidify a bullpen that currently has Brandon League closing out games, he has blown 4 of his 18 save opportunites. He also has a 5.17 ERA this season, which is not the lights-out closer the Dodgers are looking for. The Wilson move was smart on so many levels, and will help the team's weakest position, closing pitcher.