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Why it's no surprise that Matt Wieters landed with the Nationals

On Jan. 21, I texted a general manager and asked, “Where is Matt Wieters going?”His reply: “Come on – you know – everybody knows!”The GM, of course, was referring to Team Boras, also known as the Washington Nationals.Virtually everyone in the industry predicted that the Nats would be the landing spot for Wieters, a switch-hitting catcher who was the best remaining free...
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Kenley Jansen turns down record deal to stay with Dodgers

Jansen signed a five-year deal worth $80 million with the Dodgers.                

With Jansen and Turner in fold, Dodgers meet 2 winter goals

LOS ANGELES (AP) Closer Kenley Jansen and third baseman Justin Turner never seriously considered leaving Los Angeles, making it easier for the Dodgers to achieve their two biggest offseason priorities of re-signing the free agents. Both players expressed their shared desire to help the franchise win its first World Series title since 1988. Jansen finalized an $80 million, five...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Jansen, Dodgers finalize $80 million, 5-year contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kenley Jansen is coming back to close games for the Los Angeles Dodgers after finalizing an $80 million, five-year contract. The team announced the deal Tuesday with the 29-year-old free agent right-hander, who earned his first All-Star selection last year. The contract was agreed to Dec. 12, subject to a physical. Jansen was 3-2 with a 1.83 ERA and a career...
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January 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Not Just Another Monday in LA: Kenley Jansen

Last week was unrelenting. Signing after signing, the best of our thin market continued changing venues. Trade after trade, we were left slack-jawed by the return of prospects for departing superstars (or, pretty good players). Then along came Monday. And while nothing changed, in a way, the impact was felt just the same. Heading into this market, three big closers loomed: Aroldis...
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December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

AP source: Jansen agrees to $80M, 5-year deal with Dodgers

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to an $80 million, five-year contract to keep All-Star closer Kenley Jansen. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday because the deal had not been announced. The 29-year-old right-hander had a career-best 47 saves last season for the Dodgers, who won their fourth straight...
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December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kenley Jansen signs five-year deal with Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers entered the offseason staring a potential franchise-altering winter in the face. Instead, it appears the team will have a familiar look in the 2017 season. The Dodgers already re-signed starting pitcher Rich Hill and reportedly are close to re-signing third baseman Justin Turner. Perhaps the most important L.A. free agent, closer Kenley Jansen, also appears...
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlins have reportedly made ‘monster offer’ to Kenley Jansen

The Miami Marlins are desperate to sign a top-of-the-line closer, and that could wind up making Kenley Jansen a very rich man. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Marlins have made Jansen a “monster offer” that could rival the five-year, $86 million deal Aroldis Chapman got from the New York Yankees. Sources: The Marlins have made a monster offer for Kenley Jansen...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Yankees have reportedly made offers to both Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen

There are two elite closers left on the free-agent market after the San Francisco Giants signed Mark Melancon on Monday, and the New York Yankees are trying to acquire one of them. Bryan Hoch of reported that the Yankees have made contract offers to free-agent relievers Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen. Chapman was with the Yankees last season before getting traded to...
Via The Sports Daily
December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins make Kenley Jansen top free agent target

The Miami Marlins are aiming high with their top free agent target. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Marlins have made reliever Kenley Jansen their top target in free agency. With the team’s issue being their rotation and a lack of quality starting pitching available on the free agent market, the Marlins are considering creating something of a “super pen” to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

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