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BRANDON LEAGUE RUMORS

Brandon League And Symmetry

One story we have been tracking for most of the season at Dodgers Digest is the resurgence of Brandon League. I wrote a story about him being actually useful in late May, which was a complete surprise at the time. Mike followed up in mid-July, and at that point he was still pretty good. Not elite, but better than most other options in a frustrating bullpen. Given what he was last...
Via Dodgers Digest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon League, Valuable Major League Reliever

One of the least-remembered parts of last night’s 1-0 win over San Diego is going to be that Brandon League got through the seventh inning on only seven pitches, keeping a scoreless game tied until the Dodgers could put a run on the board in the ninth. It’s the 32nd scoreless outing he’s had in 37 appearances this year, and his turnaround from last year, when he was essentially...
Via Dodgers Digest
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon League Is Good Now, Apparently

Brandon League has been one of the most unlikely success stories on the Dodgers this year. Not unlike Juan Uribe last year, he’s doing his best to make fans forget about previous terrible season(s) and a dubious contract. League has a 1.35 ERA and hasn’t given up an earned run since April 15th or any runs since May 1st, despite his best efforts on Friday night. Remember when...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 27, 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 a 3-year, $22.5 million deal + Analysis

Brandon League has signed a three-year, $22.5 million deal with the Dodgers, according to MLB.com and … everybody. The Dodgers re-signed reliever Brandon League to a three-year contract for $22.5 million Tuesday, and general manager Ned Colletti said the right-hander will be the closer. MLB Trade Rumors provides further information on the option. 10:24pm: The 2016 vesting option...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
October 31, 2012  |  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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