Kevin Figgers is a 5-year radio veteran who began his career as a technical producer for AM570 KLAC in 2007 while he attended California State University, Los Angeles. Kevin graduated from CSULA in 2009 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Kevin is currently a producer and technical producer for AM 570 KLAC and Fox Sports Radio. He has produced numerous local and national broadcasts including the Pac 10 Insider Show and the Petros and Money Show, and was also a co-producer of the Lakers radio broadcasts from 2007-2009.
Although the Los Angeles Dodgers didnt make much of a splash at the MLB trading deadline (the non-waiver deadline that is), they did make a potential impact move by bringing in the eccentric, crazy, whacky, zany, (insert any number of adjectives) but always entertaining former All-Star reliever Brian Wilson. The former San Francisco Giants closer hasn't pitched in a game since last April after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his elbow, and is the PERFECT pickup for the Dodgers right now.
Even though the Dodgers are finding ways to win games and the bullpen has played better of late, it has still been a position of concern for much of the season. As a sign of their desperation, the Dodgers went as far as to trade for the fallen Cubs closer, Carlos Marmol and his 6.53 ERA. Ronald Belisario is dominant one night and a punching bag the next, Brandon League elicits groans from the Dodger Stadium crowd every time his number is called. Outside of J.P. Howell and Kenley Jansen, the Dodger bullpen has been less than spectacular for most of this season.
With 171 career saves and a world series under his belt, Brian Wilson brings an experienced, veteran presence to a bullpen that is severely lacking in that category (Only Howell and Belisario have any significant playoff experience). How big of an impact Wilson will make remains to be seen, after all, we're talking about a guy who hasn't pitched in over a year. But its the classic low risk-high reward move. If Wilson doesnt perform well, it will only cost the Dodgers $1 million for less than half of a season. But if Wilson does check out and becomes a big time contributor to the bullpen, that will make their push for a division title (and possibly even greater things) a lot easier. If nothing else, his presence instantly makes that clubhouse a lot more entertaining.