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Brandon League’s Future; Stephen Pryor Looking to Step In

Brandon League’s Future; Stephen Pryor Looking to Step In

For about a week now, Brandon League hasn’t been the Mariners closer.  He has been given time off from the role for bad behavior ( just bad pitching).  In his three appearances since his blown save on May 25, League has given up one earned run in 3.2 innings of work.  He also gave up four hits, struck out two, and walked none. I believe the writing was on the wall for this move a long … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brandon League, In-Season Analysis, Stephen Pryor

2012 Player Profile: Brandon League, Seattle Mariners

2012 Player Profile: Brandon League, Seattle Mariners

 The National League has the charismatic Brian Wilson.  The American League has Brandon League, a fired up, hard throwing tattooed closer for the Seattle Mariners.  League enters his second full season as the Mariners closer and showed us last year that he can handle the job.  League ended last season with 37 saves on a team with only 67 wins.  He also finished with an ERA below 3.00 and a WHIP below 1.10.  However, that is … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 Player Profiles, Brandon League

10 Value Pick Closers For Fantasy Drafts

10 Value Pick Closers For Fantasy Drafts

2011 offers a surplus of value pick closers.  Here are ten closers you need to eye in your fantasy draft for the best value for your pick. (No particular order) ADP statistics provided by www.mockdraftcentral.com. Craig Kimbrel, Atl – ADP: 282.  Kimbrel is going on average in the 24th round.  We are talking about the flame throwing Braves closer.  A Braves closer should never go that late in the draft.  Steal him in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Arizona D-Backs, Atlanta Braves, Brandon League, Chicago White Sox, Chris Perez, Cleveland Indians, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Storen, Frank Francisco, J.J. Putz, Jason Motte, Joe Nathan, Jonathan Broxton, LA Dodgers, Matt Thornton, Oakland A's, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nats

Top 10 Sleeper Closers For 2011

Top 10 Sleeper Closers For 2011

1. Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves – This guy is the right-handed version of Billy Wagner.  With a 98MPH fastball and a propensity to strikeout batters, Kimbrel has what it takes to close.  He’s on a great team that will provide him with plenty of save opportunities.  He also lacked any serious competition in the Braves bullpen, though Venters is slightly capable. 2. Drew Storen, Washington Nationals – Last year I felt some heat with discussing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Arizona D-Backs, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Brandon League, Chicago White Sox, Chris Perez, Chris Sale, Cleveland Indians, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Storen, Featured, Frank Francisco, Houston Astros, J.J. Putz, Jason Motte, Jonathan Broxton, LA Dodgers, LAA Angels, Oakland A's, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nats

Seattle Mariners Team Report – 1.19.2011

Seattle Mariners Team Report – 1.19.2011

Everyone, get ready for the emergence of Brandon League as closer. With David Aardsmarecovering from a totn labrum in his hip, League should and will be the opening day closer for the Seattle Mariners. I fully expect that as long as he performs well, that the Mariners will stick with League at the closer role and delegate David Aardsma to the setup role once he has fully recovered. Let’s note that Aarsdma was not very … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brandon League, David Aardsma, Seattle Mariners