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Late last night the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired right-handed reliever Brandon League from the Seattle Mariners. In exchange the Dodgers sent Leon Landry and Logan Bawcom to the Mariners. Landry and Bawcom are both low level prospects. Landry was expendable because of the commitments to Ethier and Kemp, not to mention the Dodgers are very deep in outfield prospects, including top prospect Yasiel Puig.
Bawcom is somewhere in the bottom half of the Dodgers top 25 prospects. He is definitely expendable with all the good young arms the Dodgers have down on the farm.
League, 29, has a 3.63 ERA and 27/19 K/BB ratio over 44 2/3 innings overall this season and will presumably pitch the seventh or eighth innings with his new club. The former closer had been removed from the role after struggling badly, but he bounced back after moving into the set-up role, until recently. League gets a fresh starts in Los Angeles and will look to get things back on track. It’s a great move for the Dodgers and he will be a huge addition to the Dodgers bullpen.
Of course most people are thinking, what is the purpose of this trade? Well the Dodgers needed some help bullpen help, for sure. However, this deal is more likely a precursor to a trade sending Javy Guerra or Josh Lindblom out of Los Angeles. So consider this move an alley-oop, let’s just hope Colletti can slam dunk it home.
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LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired right-handed reliever Brandon League from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for minor league outfielder Leon Landry and minor league right-handed pitcher Logan Bawcom. Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement.
League was 0-5 with a 3.63 ERA (18 ER44.2 IP) and nine saves in 46 games for the Mariners this season,...
Per a tweet tonight from the Mariners twitter account we've learned the Seattle Mariners have acquired two prospects from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for RHP Brandon League.
The minor leagues coming back the M's way are OF Leon Landry and P Logan Bawcom.
More to follow.
In one of the least talked about trades today.
The Seattle Mariners traded reliever, Brandon League, to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two minor leaguers; outfielder Leon Landry and pitcher Logan Bawcom.
The deal went down late Monday night.
League has been a viable relief option lately, not only for the Mariners, but for fantasy owners as well. He did struggle this year as closer...
The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their bullpen for a playoff run, acquiring former All-Star reliever Brandon League from the Seattle Mariners for two prospects Monday night.
The teams announced the deal a day before the deadline to make trades without waivers. Seattle also sent righty reliever Steve Delabar to the Blue Jays for outfielder Eric Thames.
''New league, new...
In a surprising move late yesterday, the Dodgers traded prospects Leon Landry and Logan Bawcom to the Mariners for Brandon League. League, 29, is owed approximately $1.8MM for the rest of the season before becoming a free agent this winter. He’s pitched to a 3.63 ERA with 5.4 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 in 44 2/3
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The Seattle Mariners stripped down their bullpen after Monday's game, trading Brandon League to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two minor-leaguers and sending Steve Delabar to the Toronto Blue Jays for outfielder Eric Thames, who has been in the majors off and on the last few seasons. With Tom Wilhelmsen away from the team as his wife gives birth to the couple's first child...
Reed Johnson already had scored twice, his Cubs were romping and he was set to bat again at Wrigley Field.
Instead of heading to the plate, the outfielder was pulled for a pinch hitter and told to start packing - he was going to Atlanta.
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Here's a bit about the three new Mariners. Welcome to the organization.
All info courtesy of MLB.com
Full Name: Eric Allyn Thames
Born: 11/10/1986 in Santa Clara, CA
HT: 6'3'' WT: 205 Bio
Debut: 5/18/2011 College: Pepperdine
Appeared in 95 games in his rookie season... Appeared in left field in 52 games and in right field in 27 contests.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Brandon League from the Seattle Mariners for minor leaguers OF Leon Landry and P Logan Bawcom, Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reports.
League who lost his closer job earlier in the season, has gone 0-5 with a 3.63 ERA with a 5.4 k/9 and a 3.8 bb/9 and 9/7 h/9. League is under control team control through the 2013.
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First Hanley Ramirez, now Brandon League.
And the Los Angeles Dodgers still aren't done.
The Dodgers could make at least two more deals before Tuesday's non-waiver deadline at 4 p.m. ET., according to major league sources.
The team is in discussions with the Philadelphia Phillies about outfielder Shane Victorino and continues to talk to the Chicago Cubs about right-hander...
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The Seattle Mariners parted ways with two 29-year-old right-handed relievers Monday night, dealing Brandon League and Steve Delabar in separate deals. They picked up two outfielders and a right-handed reliever in return. SeattleClubhouse takes a look at the three players that came back to Seattle.
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With two bullpen vacancies to fill after making two trades Monday, the Seattle Mariners promoted a pair of right-handers from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday. Stephen Pryor, who was sent down earlier this month after recovering from a groin injury, was recalled, while Carter Capps had his contract purchased for his first major league stint. They replace Brandon League, who was dealt...