UPDATE: Brandon League talked with mlb.com about the trade, and is excited.
“I’m excited because I had [Mariners pitching coach] Rick Adair as Double-A pitching coach [in New Hampshire in 2004], and in talking with [former Mariners and Jays reliever] Miguel Batista, he had nothing but good things to say about the Mariners, the direction they’re going,” League said. “I’ve heard nothing but good things about [Seattle manager] Don Wakamatsu. I’m excited to be here, excited that they want me, and I’ll be trying to help out as much as I can to win games.”
Perhaps Batista was telling …