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Let’s See As Much Kenley Jansen As Possible, Please

Me, a few weeks back, when it seemed unlikely the Dodgers would overtake the Mets for home field in the NLDS: Home field adv doesn’t matter much, except that it prevents mgr from pulling “no closer in tie game on the road” business, so maybe it does — Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) September 27, 2015 And that’s true. Home field advantage matters a little, but not nearly...
Via Dodgers Digest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Kenley Jansen, Doing It All With One Pitch

Last Wednesday night, there was a moment when Carlos Gonzalez probably thought he might be able to come up big. Down two runs with two out in the bottom of the ninth, Charlie Blackmon had managed to single off of Dodgers’ closer Kenley Jansen just before CarGo stepped to the plate, and with a man on, one swing of the bat could’ve tied the game. Then reality set in. The count...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jansen thinks critics of Dodgers bullpen don't understand baseball

The Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen has been inconsistent for the duration of the 2015 season, but in light of the recent success the relievers have had, closer Kenley Jansen has some stern words for critics of the bullpen. "People just, I'm sorry, talk s--- about us," Jansen said, per ESPN. "They just don't understand this game sometimes. You can ask the hitters. They're going to go...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs 1, Dodgers 0: This Was Obviously All Kenley Jansen’s Fault

Oh boy. Zack Greinke was marvelous again for the Dodgers, going six scoreless innings while striking out five and limiting the Cubs to just five baserunners. Greinke did labor a bit, throwing 111 pitches, but he never appeared in any real danger after the first inning was complete. However, Greinke also couldn’t get any run support yet again and thus left with the score tied at...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kenley Jansen may start the year on the DL after foot surgery

The Dodgers got some bad news on Tuesday – closer Kenley Jansen is expected to miss 8-12 weeks following foot surgery. That timetable puts his return, at the earliest, a week into the 2015 season. Here’s the official press release from the club via Dodger Thoughts. This morning at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, Dodger pitcher Kenley Jansen underwent surgery to remove a growth...
Via The Outside Corner
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Predicting the playoff bullpen

The Los Angeles Dodgers have one of the best starting rotations in baseball. They have one of the deepest lineups in baseball, and have two or three extremely solid bench players depending on your opinion of Andre Ethier. Despite a $238 million dollar payroll, the Dodgers still have one glaring hole that could keep them from winning their first World Series since 1988. Kenley Jansen...
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers trade rumors: Bullpen edition

One “Los Angeles” baseball team made a splash this week, acquiring two solid relief pitchers to fix their bullpen issues. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the one that actually plays in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim made their first dent in the trade market early on, when they traded struggling former closer Ernesto Frieri to the Pirates for their struggling former...
July 08, 2014  |  1 Comment

Concern for Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen

Kenley Jansen Dodgers – Photo Credit: Not That Bob James (Flickr Creative Commons) Some people are getting nervous about Kenley Jansen, the Los Angeles Dodgers closer. The reason for the nervousness is his statistics. He is not throwing the ball even close to 100 mph, as he has in the past. He has a 0-2 record with an ERA of 4.58 and a WHIP of 1.70. He could be hurting from looking...
Via Hot Stove MLB
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenley Jansen Is Suddenly The Worst Closer In Baseball, Or Something

Oddly — or, I don’t know, maybe it’s not — the tenor of discussion following last night’s extra-inning loss is less about Brandon League being terrible than it is about Kenley Jansen being unable to hold onto a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning. For clarity, here’s what Jansen did. He struck out Hector Sanchez on four pitches. Then, he got Angel Pagan to hit a grounder...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign Kenley Jansen to $4.3 million deal, avoid arbitration

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...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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