Since signing a three-year, $22.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers after the 2012 season, high expectations were placed on Brandon Legaue. At the time of the signing, Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said League was set to become the team’s closer moving forward.
League would ultimately lose the role to Kenley Jansen in 2013 after blowing multiple saves. The season wouldn’t improve for League and he fell out of the fans’ good graces and manager Don Mattingly’s. This season, not many expected League to make any significant contributions and some believed the Dodgers would designate him for assignment and essentially pay him to go away, which would clear room for one of their younger relievers.
Instead, League has rebounded from a slow start to the season and as of late, has been one of the few reliable options for Mattingly out of the bullpen. Despite his recent string of success, League acknowledges there’s still work to be done in order to win over the fan base, and said he’s focused on proving last season was an outlier.
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