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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...
Via isportsweb.com
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Finding Kenley Jansen at his Meanest

The other day, Kenley Jansen caused a minor stir when he threw a 98 mile-per-hour cutter. In reality, Jansen had thrown that pitch before, but (A) the camera angle really showed off the movement, and (B) who cares! That’s cruel all of the time! A cutter is a non-traditional sort of fastball and Jansen threw […]
Via Fangraphs
August 07, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 08, 2014  |  1 Comment

Reminder, Kenley Jansen Is Still The Best

Over at FanGraphs this morning, I investigated the Kenley Jansen narrative of “he’s throwing harder, so his cutter is worse, so that’s why he’s getting hit hard!” Which makes all of the sense, except for the part where it actually isn’t true: Fortunately, we live in the future and we can compare things like the performance of pitches that were thrown extremely hard or...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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

This Is What A 100MPH Cutter Looks Like

(via) Kenley Jansen did something very notable last night. The accomplishment occurred on this cutter, which struck out Mark Trumbo: GIF Link Per Brooks Baseball, the cutter was thrown at 100.1MPH, the fastest pitch of Jansen’s career. He threw a 99.6MPH cutter to Miguel Cabrera last week, but as Grant Brisbee noted, the pitch was actually the most hit-able of the at-bat. Per...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

A Thing Maybe Worth Noting: Kenley Jansen’s Velocity

If I were to rank the months of the year in terms of difficulty of writing for FanGraphs, February would probably be #1; there’s just nothing going on in the second month of the year. The off-season is over, only the most meaningless parts of spring training are going on, teams aren’t aggressively signing long […]
Via Fangraphs
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jansen, Dodgers agree on $4.3 million, 1-year deal

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 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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