Monday has been a big day for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The organization officially re-signed all-time saves leader Kenley Jansen on a five-year deal for $80 million. Third baseman Justin Turner’s signing is immenent, and that contract is reportedly for four years and $64 million.
Social media, from Dodgers players to reporters to fans, reacted to the news.
— Joc Pederson (@yungjoc650) December 12, 2016
— Adrián González (@Adrian_ElTitan) December 12, 2016
So much for idea that luxury-tax concerns would restrain #Dodgers: Hill, Turner and Jansen expected to go for almost $200M combined.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 12, 2016
There could be some adjustments, but it appears the Dodgers will pay more in luxury tax in 2017 than the Padres will dole out in salaries.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 12, 2016
Regarding Jansen, many in #Marlins organization were torn over parting w/ Draft pick, plus dollars allocated. More sensible deals now likely
— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) December 12, 2016
3 for 3 on Jansen-Turner-Hill would be an unexpected but highly successful outcome to the winter for #Dodgers regardless of 2B situation
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) December 12, 2016
California Love will be playing in the ninth inning for another five years. Welcome back Big Man @DodgersNation
— Kevin Sanders (@kevr_sand) December 12, 2016
Kenley Jansen turned down more money from Nationals. So much for the narrative that Jansen would go to the highest bidder.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) December 12, 2016
Wow amazing job. Turned signed until age 36, Jansen signed until 34. Both respectable ages to end a contract. GOOD WORK! https://t.co/R42bk99KBT
— Cesar Becerra (@cbece013) December 12, 2016
Parking about to be more expensive ? but welcome back Jansen???? @Dodgers
— isco_6 ?. (@Ciscooo27) December 12, 2016
That's what I want… Team Loyalty! It's rare and I had my doubts, but so glad he went with his heart. https://t.co/aOM6LToovq
— Jody Wahl (@JodyWHL) December 12, 2016
— saleh hawatmeh (@HawatmehSaleh) December 12, 2016
WE ARE GETTING THE SQUAD BACK LETS GOOOOOO THE 2017 HYPE IS REAL AND IT FEELS GOOD TO BE A DODGER FAN TODAY pic.twitter.com/9HI9uvv1gp
— Trevor Vernola (@tvern16) December 12, 2016
— patrick ocampo (@pattttycake) December 12, 2016
Welcome back to LA Justin Turner and Kanley Jansen!!
— Tom Gonzalez (@tg39874) December 12, 2016
— Ryan Foote (@RyanAFoote) December 12, 2016
#Nationals offseason so far: obtain Eaton for huge prospect return. Swing and miss on Melancon, Jansen, Sale
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 12, 2016