Found October 30, 2012 on Feelin' Kinda Blue:
No matter the similarities in the length and money, the Dodgers signing Brandon League to nearly the same deal Juan Uribe got is actually not a bad thing. The team signed the veteran right-handed reliever to a 3-year, $22.5 million contract on Tuesday with a vesting option for 2016. It really isn't the end of the world, despite what you may have read on Twitter. I will say isn't preferable to give a reliever three years, but don't go jumping off any bridges just quite yet. We all knew this was coming, but there are worse ways to spend $22.5 million (not many, but see Uribe, Juan). I've written about bringing back League on a couple of occasions (Oct. 9, Saturday). League will apparently be the Dodgers' closer (with that type of money, I don't know why I was surprised). But this also raises the question: Are the Dodgers not sold on Kenley Jansen's long-term health? Jansen had his heart procedure last week and is doing great. However, ...
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