Dodgers’ closer Kenley Jansen didn’t have the job for the full season last year and still wound up as one of the league’s best (Photo: Lynne Sladky/AP).
Don’t chase saves and it is as simple as that. Or, spend a premium tie your wagon to top tier options and prey they keep their job and stay injury free.
Many will fret over getting low ratios and worry about closers who strikeout...
Pitcher Kenley Jansen and the Dodgers agreed Tuesday on a $4.3 million, one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.
Jansen had 28 saves with a 1.88 ERA last season after he took over the closer's role from Brandon League.
He had been seeking $5.05 million. The Dodgers offered $3.5 million.
Said Jansen: ''It's kind of a relief that it's over now. I tried...
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And just like that, all is right in Dodger camp. Word came down on Tuesday the Dodgers and Kenley Jansen agreed to a 1-year, $4.3 million deal that allows the two sides to avoid arbitration.
Jansen had asked for $5.05 million, while the Dodgers offered $3.5 million. The midpoint was $4.275 million, which is a “win” for Jansen.
Jansen’s arbitration hearing had been scheduled...
Last season was a prime example of money talking. The Dodgers had 2 relievers, one making a lot of money, and another with elite skills. The Dodgers made the wrong choice and began the year with Brandon League as their closer.
It only took Kenley Jansen 34 IP to wrestle the closer job away from League and it doesn’t look like he’ll be giving it back anytime soon. Jansen had one...
Kenley Jansen stuck out three batters in a four-out save against the Mets yesterday, lowering his ERA to 1.96, his FIP to 1.82, and his xFIP to 1.89. The unreal part of this is that he continues to evolve and improve as a pitcher. He has been simply game over for opposing teams lately, and the fan appreciation for how he goes about his business is at an all-time high.
But when he...
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen underwent heart surgery on Tuesday to correct an irregular heartbeat, a procedure we were all aware would occur during the offseason.
Jansen’s heart problems have sidelined him for stretches during the 2011 regular season, Spring Training of 2012, and the 2012 regular season. Ken Gurnick reports that Jansen will now be out for at least three months...
The Dodgers have announced that their lights out closer Kenley Jansen may return this season. Jansen was shut down after he experienced a recurrence is his heart condition that caused him to miss time last season. Jansen has been placed on blood thinning medication and he should be able to return to the bullpen on the 18th. Jansen threw a bullpen Wednesday and experienced no issues...
I got some really bad news for you guys this afternoon. I really hate be the bearer of bad news, but this could majorly impact the Dodgers’ bullpen in the most dramatic fashion, and in the absolute worst way possible.
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was held out of the Dodgers last two games on Tuesday and Wednesday because of his recurring heart condition. Last season Kenley about...
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STEALING A WIN
In what appeared to be another win for the then NL West leading Dodgers, pinch runner Everth Cabrera stole home as closer Kenley Jansen turned his back to the plate.
The scene that unfolded after Jansen realized his error was quite chaotic, as the hard-throwing closer threw the ball over catcher AJ Ellis’ head and to the backstop. The home plate umpire initially called Cabrera...