With five different pitchers recording saves for the Dodgers during their 2020 postseason run, one of the big questions entering next season is: who will anchor the back end of LA’s bullpen?
Kenley Jansen has held on to the title as Dodgers closer for nearly a decade, but after another shaky postseason that saw Dave Roberts opt for Blake Treinen and Julio Urías for key saves down the stretch, it appears that Jansen’s role as every day closer could be coming to an end. Should Kenley struggle, the Dodgers have several capable candidates who could slam the door shut in the ninth inning. Additionally, there are several external options for Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman to consider.
We break down LA’s potential closer options for the 2021 season and take a look at some of the arms available in free agency. Plus, we discuss Dave Roberts’ recent comments on wanting to see Kenley Jansen continue on as the Dodgers closer next season.
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