Jansen gets 80 million

Jansen gets 80 million

Kenley Jansen has agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal.  Jansen's deal is the second-largest free-agent reliever contract in history, behind Chapmans five-year, $86 million deal with the Yankees from last week.  Jansen became the all-time saves leader in Dodgers history, passing Gagnes previous record of 161. Jansen finished the year with 189 saves. His 632 strikeouts as a reliever also passed Jim Brewer's club record of 604. 

Using his overpowering cut fastball, Jansen struck out 104 batters and walked just 11 in 68 2/3 innings this past season, posting a major-league-leading 0.67 WHIP. His 9.45 strikeout-to-walk ratio was best in the National League.

Jansen, who was converted from a catcher to a reliever by the Dodgers while still in the minor leagues, was the anchor of the team's bullpen that registered franchise records in both innings pitched (590 2/3) and appearances (607). Both numbers led the major leagues.

courtesyof ESPN Doug Padilla, scout jason rutherford


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