Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dodgers discussing 3-year deal with Brandon League, because 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 Guerrier got it, why not League?). I'd be more OK with League getting the deal, but I wouldn't be signing Colletti's praises, either."
My opinion hasn't changed. If League can maintain a strikeout rate close to what he did with the Dodgers (8.9), it could be a solid deal. That's a big "if," though, as League has only averaged a K/9 better than 6.8 once in his career (2009).

If the deal goes down, I don't see this being another Matt Guerrier deal. League at least has an electric arm and a good career groundball rate. Guerrier was just a run-of-the-mill middle reliever who, somehow, got a 3-year deal.

Unfortunately, the team also wants to bring back Jamey Wright, which makes no sense. The offseason is almost upon us.

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1 comment:

  1. Wright will get a major league deal like MacDougal and be cut within the first month. Another waste