Dodgers Opening Day Bullpen Set, LA Goes with Alexander over Santana… Is LA’s Bullpen Elite?

The Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen appears to be set. Jorge Castillo of the LA Times reported that the club has gone with left-hander Scott Alexander for the final spot in the LA bullpen.

We discuss the move to go with Alexander over Dennis Santana and what factored into the decision. Next, we break down the Dodgers’ bullpen to start the season and how it stacks up with other elite bullpens around Major League Baseball.

Plus, if Kenley Jansen falters, who should get the first opportunity to close games this season?



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  1. The Dodgers bullpen is not elite. You have to have a shutdown closer to be elite. Hopefully someone will ascend to this role by the end of the season.

    1. Not in this age you dont. Winning, not who gets the win is what matters. The Dodgers have sent pitchers to the minors who would have easily made most teams pens and rotations.

    2. IDK … every pitcher on the roster – with the exception of Alexander – can shutdown anyone to close.

    1. The BP may not be elite, but with or without Alexander, the BP is elite compared to our bench, which IMHO is NOT elite by any stretch of the imagination. It’s too LH.

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