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Attempts by Dodgers to acquire premiere relievers have fallen short

The Dodgers’ bullpen has been a point of much contention for many years — but it’s been especially true in recent years. While lamenting the lack of upgrades, some have claimed the Dodgers haven’t tried to upgrade the bullpen in recent times, but that is just patently false. Following the 2014 season, the Dodgers were interested in Andrew Miller. Chad wasn’t too keen on...
Via Dodgers Digest
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kenley Jansen Sees Mental Toughness In Resurgent Bullpen

Even when the Los Angeles Dodgers' offense has gone quiet and been inconsistent, the bullpen has largely remained the...
Via Dodger Blue
1 day ago

Frankie Montas Likely To Be Used As Reliever

Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has been lights out the past few seasons. This season he is tied for fifth in baseball...
Via Dodger Blue
3 days ago

Jansen allows first walk-off of career

Just when the Dodgers thought things couldn't get worse for the bullpen, closer Kenley Jansen allowed the first walk-off home run of his career Friday night and the team tumbled one game below .500.
7 days ago

Padres 7, Dodgers 6: Kenley Jansen finally blows one

The Dodgers fell to the Padres tonight, 7-6, as they continue to dig themselves into a deeper hole, now 1-5 in their last six games. While Yasiel Puig‘s power and baserunning contributed to the Dodgers efforts early, it was Justin Turner that came through late for the Dodgers. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough, as Kenley Jansen blew his first game of the season. With the...
Via Dodgers Digest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Final: Kenley Jansen blows first save of season, Dodgers lose 7-6 on Melvin Upton HR

SAN DIEGO – The one thing the Dodgers thought they could depend on let them down Friday night. Closer Kenley Jansen gave up a two-run walkoff home run to Melvin Upton Jr. in the ninth inning as a seesaw game ended with a thud for the Dodgers....
Via The OC Register
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen 'rooting' for bullpen to get its act together

TORONTO – Kenley Jansen has a vested interest in the Dodgers solving their annual bullpen issues. As closer, Jansen is a man on an island, waiting for leads to be brought to him. The more often they make it to the ninth inning, the more often he...
Via The OC Register
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The absence of Kenley Jansen extension talks is puzzling

Kenley Jansen would’ve liked to have inked a long-term extension with the Dodgers in the off-season, but the team did not reciprocate the feeling, according to the man himself via Ken Gurnick of At 28 and with what is generally considered the most lively cutter since Mariano Rivera, Jansen received a 2016 contract for $10.65 million. But in negotiations leading to the...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 22, 2016  |  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

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

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