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Dodgers News: Team History Could Be Made in 2016

Typically, when one thinks about records in relation to the Dodgers, it has to do with some crazy run Clayton Kershaw is making. Another pitcher is on the verge of making history, and it’s somewhat shocking that it’s already happening.

Kenley Jansen is only 19 saves away from passing Eric Gagne for the all-time lead in franchise history, which, honestly, makes me feel ancient.


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Here’s the top five closers in Dodgers history, via our pitching records page:

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Now, Gagne’s career in Los Angeles was more a flash in the pan that, at it’s absolute peak, featured a Cy Young award. Unfortunately, Gagne admits in his own book to using performance enhancing drugs, which obviously taints that run of dominance, but the numbers speak for themselves.

Back to Jansen. The Dodgers’ relief pitching history is nowhere near on the same level as the starting pitching, but to think that Jansen in such a relatively short run as the team’s closer is already on the verge of becoming a franchise leader in anything both speaks to his own success in that role but also the organization’ s lack thereof.

It shouldn’t take too long for Jansen to accomplish this feat, so this is definitely something we’ll keep an eye on as the season rolls along.

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Written by Anthony Irwin

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