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Fantasy Update

Dec 5, 2016
Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball
As a relatively cheaper alternative to Kenley Jansen and Aroldis Chapman among the "Big Three" closers available, his deal is worth $62M.
Orange County Register 4 hours ago
Dodgers waiting as Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen delay the market for closers

Dodgers waiting as Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen delay the market for closers

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – While Kenley Jansen and Aroldis Chapman ponder, the Dodgers – and several other teams – are stuck in limbo. As Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi detailed an uneventful third day of the winter meetings on Wednesday, he...
River Ave. Blues Dec 6, 2016

Tuesday Night Open Thread

The 2016 Winter Meetings are roughly halfway complete. Day Two came and went with no action for the Yankees, though Brian Cashman did confirm the team has made contract offers to Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen, so that’s fun. What happens if they both accept at the same time? Is that allowed? That’d be interesting. […] The post Tuesday Night Open Thread appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Giants, Mark Melancon getting record deal done

On the first day of the winter meetings, the Giants were about to sign the closer they desperately needed. Melancon saved 47 games and posted a 1.64 ERA last season with the Pirates and Nationals. Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen also are free agents, and the Giants expressed some degree of interest in Greg Holland, who’s coming off Tommy John surgery, but Melancon, who turns 32 in March, was the target. Santiago Casilla lost the closer’s job in September, and the Giants’ bullpen woes were exposed in the ugliest inning of the season — the ninth inning of Game 4 of the Division...
Winter Meetings preview: Dodgers focused on maintaining what they have already built

Winter Meetings preview: Dodgers focused on maintaining what they have already built

The Dodgers might re-sign Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner. But the odds are against it. They might trade for Chris Sale or Justin Verlander. But they probably won’t. They might sign Aroldis Chapman and trade for Andrew McCutchen. But probably not....
River Ave. Blues Nov 29, 2016

Poll: Should the Yankees sign a top free agent reliever?

According to various reports, the Yankees are in on all the top free agent relievers this offseason. That includes ex-Yankee Aroldis Chapman as well as Kenley Jansen and Mark Melancon. They’ve even been connected to second tier relievers like Brett Cecil and Boone Logan. Clearly the bullpen is a priority this offseason. That figured to […] The post Poll: Should the Yankees sign a top free agent reliever? appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
McCovey Chronicles Nov 21, 2016

All of the ways Mark Melancon is perfect for the Giants

He’s not Kenley Jansen, because no one is, but Mark Melancon is still pretty danged good. Here’s something I’m tired of reading about: Andrew Miller and the chance the Giants missed. They missed out, sure, but the bigger misses came years earlier, when they drafted and signed prospects who weren’t as good as the ones the Indians gave up. It’s entirely possible that the Yankees would have preferred the Indians’ trade package to the Giants’, even if Joe Panik were included. The Giants missed out on trading for Andrew Miller in the same way they missed out on drafting Bryce...
Los Angeles Times Nov 14, 2016

Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen reject Dodgers' qualifying offers

Third baseman Justin Turner and closer Kenley Jansen declined one-year, $17.2-million qualifying offers from the Dodgers on Monday, as expected. They are expected to land multi-year deals in Los Angeles or elsewhere for at least three times as much money. Jansen had a 1.89 ERA with a career-high...

Corey Seager, Michael Fulmer win Rookie of the Year honors

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager swept the voting for NL Rookie of the Year award, and Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer beat out Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez for the AL honor, it was announced Monday. Eight other free agents did not accept the offers from their former teams by Monday’s 2 p.m. PST deadline: outfielders Jose Bautista (Toronto), Yoenis Céspedes (Mets), Ian Desmond (Texas), Dexter Fowler (Cubs) and Mark Trumbo (Baltimore), designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (Toronto); closer Kenley Jansen (Dodgers), and third baseman Justin Turner (Dodgers).
Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen decline Dodgers' qualifying offers, as expected

Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen decline Dodgers' qualifying offers, as expected

LOS ANGELES – As expected, Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner both declined the qualifying offers made to them by the Dodgers before Monday’s deadline. The decision does not affect the Dodgers’ ability to negotiate with or re-sign Jansen or...
Fenway Nation Nov 14, 2016

POLL: Should Red Sox Pursue RPs Chapman Or Janen?

Agree or disagree: Considering the season Craig Kimbrel had, should the Sox pay up to $100 million for either Aroldis Chapman or Kenley Jansen?Yes, Kimbrel was, on balance, a bustNo, Kimbrel can be elite when fully healthy pollcode.com free polls
River Ave. Blues Nov 14, 2016

Fan Confidence Poll: November 14th, 2016

2016 Season Record: 84-78 (680 RS, 702 RA, 79-83 pythag. record), 5.0 GB of postseason spot Top stories from last week: The Yankees have identified a trade partner for Brian McCann, whatever that means. The Astros are among the interested teams. Brian Cashman has already reached out to the representatives for Kenley Jansen, Mark Melancon, […] The post Fan Confidence Poll: November 14th, 2016 appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Giants lay groundwork for finding a closer

According to speculation at the meetings, which could be no more than agent-speak, the first $100 million contract for a reliever could be near. Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen are young enough and throw hard enough to warrant deals surpassing the $50 million record set by Jonathan Papelbon, whose four-year contract with Philadelphia was signed in November 2011. If the Giants don’t want to pay these prices for a free agent, they could make a trade. Or take a chance on a less expensive free agent such as former Royals closer Greg Holland, whose Tuesday showcase was attended by Evans and...
McCovey Chronicles Nov 10, 2016

The argument for Kenley Jansen on the Giants

He’s very good and the Giants need him. But there are other words, too. Hello. My name is Grant, and I’m bad at general managing. You might remember me from previous offseason dalliances in fan-fiction, and I was recently at it again over at Royals Review. I gave the biggest contract of the offseason to a closer, and I signed a 36-year-old declining hitter who can’t field to a four-year deal. AMA. I can explain myself, though! When I signed fake Kenley Jansen to a fake six-year, $140 million contract, it was because I had been strung along in the three previous simulations for the...
Los Angeles Times Nov 9, 2016

Dodgers pondering choice for closer: Kenley Jansen or Aroldis Chapman

During the coming winter, Kenley Jansen will compete with Aroldis Chapman in a contest to sign the most expensive contract in baseball history for a relief pitcher. The Dodgers are expected to act as an accelerant in the bidding, plunging into negotiations with both pitchers while competing with...

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