Kenley Jansen

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A Brief Note On Kenley Jansen’s Slider

It’s Saturday night. There was supposed to be a game tonight but there wasn’t. Instead, I’m sitting here thinking about the way last night’s game ended. Overnight, Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports wrote a fantastic article about Kenley Jansen‘s final pitch of his five out save to close out game one of the NLDS. After…


Dodgers to acquire Aroldis Chapman from Reds

That’s one way to help make up for Zack Greinke‘s departure. The Dodgers on Monday agreed to a trade with the Reds to acquire Aroldis Chapman. Chapman is one of baseball’s best pitchers, and now he’ll team with Kenley Jansen to form baseball’s best 1-2 punches at the end of a game. If you don’t know…


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…


Relievers Who Have Thrown More Than Kenley Jansen, Last 30 Days

Presented just about entirely without comment, here’s a list of relief pitchers who have thrown more pitches than Kenley Jansen over the last 30 days. “But worse pitchers take longer to get outs,” you might argue, “and some of these guys are multiple-inning long men.” Very true, and yet not at all the point. Isn’t…