Think it’s not a very different world under the
Tuesday the Dodgers designated
That would be the right-handed reliever who is owed $10 million next season. This after the Dodgers sent $10 million to the Marlins to cover
That's $54.5 million now being paid to opposing players. Yep, a very different world.
"We don't want to be sort of tied down by any sort of financial obligations," said General Manager Farhan Zaidi. "We're just trying to build the best team we can for 2015."
This is the way it should be, of course, just not how it normally plays out. Somehow I don't think Ned Colletti makes this decision.
But with the Dodgers officially signing
Wilson, however, was one serious disappointment last season. He was highly unreliable, could never claim the eighth inning as his, saw his velocity drop and finished with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP.
And with the Dodgers having added right-handed relievers
"This was not a move made out of any medical concern, it was a move related to performance and the fact that it's a position after some of the moves we made this off-season, we just had a surplus," Zaidi said.
The right-hander came with a unique personality, and Zaidi hesitated and laughed when asked if clubhouse chemistry played a part in the decision to DFA Wilson before saying:
"Every move we make is about putting the best team we can on the field for 2015. And at this point we just didn't feel like he was one of the best seven reliever options we had. That was the first and foremost consideration."