Originally written October 30, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly given reliever Brandon League a three year contract extension. The monetary part of the agreement is still unknown. The 29-year old League was acquired by the team last July from the Mariners. Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times first reported the deal. While bringing back League was a priority of Dodgers GM Ned Colletti, the terms seem to be a little much for a player of League's caliber. Multi-year deals for relievers are usually an awful thing, and giving someone the caliber of League three years (and untold money, but likely at least $4 million a year given League's salary last season of $5 million) seems to be a little silly, even if your team has an ungodly amount of money like Colletti's Dodgers. League isn't a dominant late game reliever like the type of player you'd expect to get millions of dollars. Over 414 2/3 innings in his career, League has been worth just 4.0 fWAR and has a 3.60 ERA. He's struck ou...
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