Kenley Jansen, The Specialized Closer

If you don’t think closers are specialized, consider this: Kenley Jansen of the Dodgers has two saves in which he has recorded more than three outs.

Only two closers in the major leagues have more 4+ out saves—Ernesto Frieri of the Angels(5) and Edward Mujica of the Cardinals(3).

Bob Ryan is on the other line. “Creeping Larussa-ism” is on his mind.

-Peter

  • Spencer Steel

    This should read “Kenley Jansen of the Dodgers has two saves in which he has recorded more than three outs”.