Originally written on Razzball  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Seattle Mariners: After surrendering 6 ER and 13 baserunners in 4 appearances, Brandon League is out as the closer in Seattle. His 13/12 K/BB is not going to cut it, and his 7.6% swinging strike rate and career-worst 45.8% zone percentage don’t offer much hope moving forward. However, his trade value is close to zero for the Mariners if he isn’t closing, so he should find himself pitching in the 9th as soon as he strings together a few good innings. As it is, Tom Wilhelmsen (10.66 K/9, 3.26 FIP) is in the pole position having previously been the setup guy, with lefty Charlie Furbush (5.00 K/BB, 3.08 FIP) potentially getting a whack based on matchups. Chicago Cubs: After a disgusting display of 11 strikeouts and 17 walks in 25.1 innings, Rafael Dolis was sent down to the minor leagues to make room for Carlos Marmol‘s return from the DL. James Russell, the only lefty in the Cubs bullpen, picked up a 2-out save on Tuesday and pitched the top of the 9th in a tie game Wednesday. Shawn C...
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