Giants, Angels Interested In Brandon League

The Giants and Angels are among the teams that have shown interest in Mariners right-hander Brandon League, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter). The Giants are seeking relievers more aggressively than any team, Morosi reported earlier today. The Angels and Braves are also actively seeking bullpen help (Twitter links).

League is earning $5MM this year and will hit free agency this offseason. The 29-year-old has a 2.98 ERA with 5.3 K/9, 3.8 BB/9 and a 45.1% ground ball rate in 42 1/3 innings for Seattle. He lost the closer's job in May, but has pitched to a 1.71 ERA with twice as many strikeouts as walks since the beginning of June. His fastball averages 95.2 mph, according to FanGraphs.

17 Responses to Giants, Angels Interested In Brandon League Leave a Reply

  1. mozelpuffski 3 years ago

    come on AA bring Leaguer home!

    • Lunchbox45 3 years ago

      but why? The best thing League did as a Jay was land us morrow

    • macdice 3 years ago

      Would be happy to send League back home to Toronto if you wanted to send Snider back home to Seattle.

      • Taylor Hope 3 years ago

        I like this idea much better than any aforementioned proposals.

        • macdice 3 years ago

          Snider seems to have fallen out of the good graces of the Blue Jays, look at all the other players they brought up before he got another chance. So the BlueJays would really only be giving up a piece that is not in their long term plans so a former All-Star closer who could be a very effective set-up guy for them. From the Mariners perspective, he has a lot of offensive potential that they could try out the rest of the season to see what he could do with every day AB’s

  2. esasc4 3 years ago

    Naaa, braves dont need league, we just got batista, hahahaha,

  3. nocalraiderfan 3 years ago

    Horrible K rate and BB rate for a reliever. Anybody who trades for this guy will be disappointed.

    • Lunchbox45 3 years ago

      the bb rate is of concern, but for a groundball pitcher his numbers aren’t sooo bad.

  4. Taylor Hope 3 years ago

    If we can fetch anything reasonable for League, why not go for it? He’s in his contract year and really hasn’t pitched well this season. His 2.98 ERA is misleading but could help bring in a better package.

  5. WisBrave 3 years ago

    I’d like to see the Braves to target Vinnie Pestano even over pay a little if they need to.

  6. Wes MacDonald 3 years ago

    Seen Brandon far too many times in Toronto when he was here. He can be brilliant at times…and all over the place at others. He could work OK for some teams.

  7. swing1 3 years ago

    Still can’t believe the Jays landed Morrow for this dude.

  8. LyricalAssassin 3 years ago

    Vargas League Truinfel 4 Morales!!!

  9. MSUcorner 3 years ago

    What’s up with Brandon belt? Is he out of favor with management, ie very available, or does Bochy just not like playing him?

    Would he be available to the M’s for a League + package?

    • Taylor Hope 3 years ago

      Yes, exactly what we need in Seattle. More so-so slugging and 1/3 of at bats resulting in strikeouts. I personally don’t think it’s worth the gamble at Safeco, but that’s just my two cents. Would rather get a contact hitter for League.

  10. Marinersforever71 3 years ago

    Emmanuel Burriss and a minor league player from the San Francisco Giants and a player to be named from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Mariners, Chone Figgins to the Dodgers, and Brandon League to the Giants would make sense for three teams since the Mariners should unload Figgins for a new start in Los Angeles (not the Angels).

  11. HaloeD 3 years ago

    lol keep dreamin dude

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