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Wed, 15 May 2013 15:26:28 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen came in for the save against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, May 14. "In that game, I had to go with the guy who's throwing the ball best; as much as anything he's been throwing the ball better than anybody," said manager Don Mattingly. RP Brandon League was never warmed up in the game, but Mattingly refused to say that Jansen is the new closer.
Fantasy Tip: We already told you that Jansen should be owned in all leagues, and this is why. It's likely that League is still Mattingly's closer, for now, but Jansen is pitching better and could take the ninth-inning duties from League if he continues to struggle.
Mon, 13 May 2013 16:18:10 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said RP Brandon League is still the team's closer "for now."
Fantasy Tip: Mattingly last week ackowledged that he was considering moving Kenley Jansen into the closer's role. Jansen should be owned in pretty much all leagues, but League will probably have to pitch his way out of the role with multiple blown saves for the switch to become a reality.
Thu, 09 May 2013 09:40:17 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he has considered mixing up the closer role, but he doesn't want to mess up the bullpen's fluidity.
Fantasy Tip: There's the first hint that Mattingly is considering replacing Brandon League with the more dominant Kenley Jansen.
League's 5.40 ERA leaves much to be desired, but he is 8-for-9 in save chances. It looks like Donnie Baseball is looking for a reason to promote Jansen. Jansen has a 2.50 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 18 innings. It's just a matter of time before he snatches the job. You might want to see if you can buy low now.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:01:07 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League blew his first save of the season against the New York Mets Wednesday, April 24, allowing a two-out single to 3B David Wright in the ninth.
Fantasy Tip: The Dodgers have another capable closer in Kenley Jansen as their setup man, but Don Mattingly will have to lose faith in League before he'll consider a chance. Jansen strikes out plenty of hitters, though, so he's worth owning for his numbers and as a handcuff to League.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 08:34:33 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League has been anointed the closer for the team.
Fantasy Tip: The Dodgers continue to frustrate fans on Kenley Jansen. Jansen has some of the best pure stuff in baseball, but his heart condition gave the team pause. League is anything but a stalwart at the position. He also has a history of oblique and other minor injuries. He did improve his K/9 to 8.89 after being traded to the Dodgers, but his low K-rate through recent years is a trend. He'll get a ton of save chances, though. But you'll have to burn a decent pick on Jansen to handcuff the two.
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 10:05:34 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League will receive $4.5 million next year, $7.5 million in 2014 and $7.5 million in 2015. He'll receive a $3 million signing bonus with $1 million coming this year and $2 million of it in 2015. He'll also have a $7.5 million option for a fourth year if he finishes 55 games in 2015. If League finishes 55 games in 2015 and 100 games over two seasons, his option will be worth $8.5 million. If he finishes 150 games between 2013 and 2015, it'll be a $9 million option. He also has performance bonuses each year: $150,000 for 55 games finished, $250,000 for 60 games finished and $100,000 for 65 games finished. He will donate $35,000 a year to a team charity.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 05:11:47 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a three-year, $22.5 million deal with RP Brandon League. The deal also includes a $7.5 million option for 2016 that vests if League finishes 55 games in 2015. General manager Ned Colletti said they re-signed League to serve as the team's closer, though RP Kenley Jansen (heart) is expected to be ready for the season.
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 06:10:45 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers are close to re-signing RP Brandon League.
Sat, 27 Oct 2012 10:24:57 -0700
According to people familiar with the situation, the Los Angeles Dodgers are attempting to re-sign RP Brandon League to a three-year contract. "He has interest in coming back and we have interest in keeping him," general manager Ned Colletti said. League made $5 million during the 2012 season and is poised to become a free agent for the first time in his career.
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:10:02 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said he is encouraged by early talks to re-sign RP Brandon League.