BRANDON LEAGUE RUMORS

Dodgers Rumors: Brandon League on the way out?

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in quite the predicament.  The team is flushed with a fantastic array of arms in their bullpen.  However, there's one arm that doesn't seem to be pitching well & is owed a lot of money.  Brandon League is owed $17 million for this season & 2015.  From Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times:"if he doesn't turn it around early...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers could eat $17 million to cut Brandon League

This time last year Brandon League had just signed a three-year, $22.5 million contract to become the Dodgers’ closer and now he’s in danger of not even making the team out of spring training. League was awful last season, losing the closer gig and being demoted to a mop-up role while posting a 5.30 ERA in 54 innings, and if there’s one team that won’t base a roster decision...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon League Isn’t Making Any New Friends

It’s probably not fair to just talk about Brandon League. But it sure is fun. Not as much fun, I imagine, as Josh Donaldson had when he saw this fat pitch: GIF Link League entered today’s game having allowed 6 of 12 previous spring batters to reach, and then he immediately walked old friend Nick Punto. That was followed by the Donaldson blast and… well, look, I say all the...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Is It Possible To Trade Brandon League?

I was browsing over at River Ave. Blues a while back, and came across a post about whether the Yankees would be able to find a trade match for Ichiro Suzuki. And why not? Ichiro was once the best player in baseball, but he’s now 40, he’s got a .302 OBP over the last two years, and he’s still owed $6.25 million in 2014. The Yankees don’t want to cut him out of respect, but...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

It's time: the Dodgers need to replace Brandon League with Kenley Jansen

OK, it might be time for the Dodgers to make a change. I'm not talking about firing Don Mattingly (yet), I'm talking about switching closers. I wasn't against the Brandon League signing, even when everyone else seemingly was. I've stated that on multiple occurrences. I've never said he's better than Kenley Jansen, just that I was for his signing. Now...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign Brandon League to 3-year deal, not the end of the world

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...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Brandon League on a three-year deal is horrifying, both because of him and reliever history

I didn’t like the Brandon League trade at the time it was executed, primarily because the effect that a reliever can have in such a short time period is both volatile and minimal. That dislike for the deal grew to mockery when he got off to a horrid start, but after the Dodgers said they fixed his mechanics (and I found that they actually did), he reeled off an undoubtedly impressive...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers discussing 3-year deal with Brandon League, because of why not?

Earlier this month, I said the Dodgers should look to re-sign Brandon League. It had been reported the Dodgers were looking to do that and, as Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times reports, the Dodgers are discussing a 3-year deal with League. Who didn't see that coming? Here's what I wrote on Oct. 9: "Knowing Colletti, he'll give League a 3-year deal (if Matt...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

The Dodgers should seriously entertain re-signing Brandon League

When the Dodgers traded for Brandon League, I wasn't impressed. League came from Seattle as about as mediocre as one could be. Yet, his performance as a Dodger was surprising and actually, good. League pitched so well with the Dodgers that I wouldn't mind him being re-signed. The Dodgers traded Leon Landry and Logan Bawcom to get League, which I wasn't happy...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

The Mariners Brandon League: The good, the bad & the ugly

Can’t close a door… The closer role is the ultimate reminder that the game of baseball is a mental game unlike any other. When things are going right, there’s nothing quite like the look of confidence and pure focus on the face of your team’s closer. Even the fans in the stadium have a confidence about them, singing along and dancing to his song of choice almost knowing that...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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