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Dodgers: It’s Time to Really Talk about Kenley Jansen, Bauer’s Sticky Situation & More | Blue Heaven Podcast

Well… we’re here again. The same place we end up every season. It’s time to talk about Kenley Jansen once again. I’ll preface this by saying that we as a whole want nothing but great things for the Dodgers all-time franchise leader in saves. He’s given his heart to this organization — almost literally. However, you can appreciate what a player means to a club while still admitting that he’s no longer the best option for a particular job.


Throwing back, we unearth audio from Blue Heaven episode 57 in May of 2019 that puts into perspective the situation the Dodgers are in. And fans. We’re stuck in a bad, long-term relationship and we don’t know how to get out or fix it.

Buckle in and keep an open but frustrated mind while we dig into our thoughts about where to go from here with Kenley.

In other topics, we discuss Trevor Bauer’s sticky situation, and returning to Dodger Stadium for ring day 2021.

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  1. I just watched Knebel close out a one to nothing game against the Nats He struck out the side on 10 pitches, which is just one pitch over the minimum number of pitches required to strike out the side. He alternated between an 80 MPH knuckle curve that baffled everyone who saw it, and a 97 MPH fastballs. The Nats hitters were blown away. It was nearly perfect. It should be obvious to everyone that Knebel should be the closer on this team. I wonder if DR watched the game?

  2. Move on from Jansen. He’s proven he’s not what he once was. 50 50 chance of him saving anything. Dave Robert’s is next in line after Jansen to be moved out of the organization. Hopefully sooner rather than later for both of them

  3. DR is going nowhere. The players seem to really like him; he’s well behaved, nice personality good face for the Organization and as long as the Dodgers are winning, I see nothing changing.
    BUT….I think the powers that be will bring the publicly silent pressure to remove Kenley as becomes necessary for their continued success……a few more chances in “closer” situations to let him hang himself (with the remote hope that he’ll have a swan song moment to ride out his current contract into the Golden Sunset.

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