The Dodgers have officially kicked off the Winter Meetings. Rumors swirled all around the team Sunday about their interest in Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman, and Monday morning, the trade has been agreed upon.

Chapman and Kenley Jansen become one of — if not the — best one-two punches in any bullpen should the team elect to keep both. Please, Dodgers, keep both.


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Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal broke the news:

Initially, the news was great, but still slightly worrisome that the Dodgers might be giving up one of their major prospects. In swoops CBS’ Jon Heyman to let Dodgers fans exhale.

So there’s that! As of now, the trade looks like a slam dunk. In keeping the three top prospects in the organization, they have the future solidified if they prioritize that (which by all accounts they do), or can make a bigger trade using as many of those guys as needed.

For example, the team has been tied to Jose Fernandez, and it would probably take at least one of those names mentioned above.

Dodgers fans who have gotten used to having a phenomenal one-two punch in the starting rotation will now have to get used a slight shift. Games where the Dodgers have a lead into the 8th inning are now basically over, which is cool to say even now.

Finally, Rosenthal adds this about what the team plans to do with the two closers.

Good job, Dodgers!

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