Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has a tough decision on his hands this spring. That decision is who closes games for him?? Last year Javy Guerra was his closer after Jonathan Broxton went down and is the front runner. His competitor for the job is Kenley Jansen had an amazing second half, two runs over four months, and has shown the makeup of a closer. So who does Donnie Baseball go with?
“It’s defined,” Mattingly said of the closer role. “Javy’s the guy. We know who the guy is right now. I’m not only going to say [it's] a problem, we just know if it doesn’t work out, we’ve got a different guy there. As long as these guys know we’re all in it for him — it’s not a competition to see who gets that role. Both guys are settled. They know what it is. Nobody’s complaining. Nobody’s fighting. They’re both competitive, that’s fine. They’ve talked about it before I even talked to them. i knew we were on the right track right away. ” (Inside the Dodgers – InsideSo