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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
1 day ago  |  1 Comment

Kenley Jansen regains form to help Dodgers take series from Padres

The Dodgers claimed another series, a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday marking their second win in the last three days at Petco Park. If the aim for the Dodgers over the weekend was to maintain their collective momentum, for closer Kenley Jansen it was to rediscover his dominance. Jansen blew a two-run lead in a series-opening defeat, but returned with a cleaner...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenley Jansen throws one nasty cutter (Video)

For the past couple of years, Kenley Jansen has had one of the best cutters in the game. It’s been mentioned in conversations with the same pitch that helped Mariano Rivera enjoy a Hall of Fame career. It’s easy to see why. Jansen struck out Chris Denorfia to end Saturday’s Padres-Dodgers game with that absolutely […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

In Which Clayton Kershaw And Kenley Jansen Imitate One Another

From the always entertaining and completely unofficial “Dodger Films,” here’s a link worth sharing: Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen goofing around before a recent game, attempting to imitate each other, and I have to say… it’s pretty good. Jansen really has that “Kershaw holds his arms up high” thing down, doesn’t he? He’s also a far better lefty thrower than...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Kenley Jansen has always been good at throwing baseballs, but he’s getting better

Kenley Jansen stuck out three batters in a four-out save against the Mets yesterday, lowering his ERA to 1.96, his FIP to 1.82, and his xFIP to 1.89. The unreal part of this is that he continues to evolve and improve as a pitcher. He has been simply game over for opposing teams lately, and the fan appreciation for how he goes about his business is at an all-time high. But when he...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss
STEALING A WIN

Padres infielder steals home to win game

In what appeared to be another win for the then NL West leading Dodgers, pinch runner Everth Cabrera stole home as closer Kenley Jansen turned his back to the plate. The scene that unfolded after Jansen realized his error was quite chaotic, as the hard-throwing closer threw the ball over catcher AJ Ellis’ head and to the backstop. The home plate umpire initially called Cabrera...
Via RotoStars.com
July 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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