While all who follow the Los Angeles Dodgers wait to see what prize free agent gets the first big offer, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman spoke to the media.
Of note, Friedman brings about a few key points worth filing away for Dodgers fans. First off, Friedman tells Ken Gurnick of MLB.com among others that he sees Kenley Jansen as the closer. However, this bit of news does come with a caveat.
On the bullpen, Friedman said he views Kenley Jansen as the closer. But he wants to add an option for late in the game.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) December 10, 2019
Equally important, is that Friedman would like to add help in this area ‘as an option’ for late in the game. Indeed, it sounds like in a perfect world; the Dodgers would like to find a match in the form of a reliever who can close if need be.
Remember – when Joe Kelly signed with the Dodgers a year ago – incentives were added for games finished and helping out in a closer-type role.
Still, it sounds as though Friedman and his colleagues are in the hunt to find someone with a true closer’s make-up or a bit of versatility. For instance, the next tweet from Gurnick shows that Friedman sees…