Ned Yost

As prices rise for Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen, Dodgers show interest in Royals closer Wade Davis

As prices rise for Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen, Dodgers show interest in Royals closer Wade Davis

On Monday morning, as the industry gathered for its annual ritual of bartering and bluffing known as the winter meetings, reports surfaced about Miami’s willingness to offer a five-year, $80-million contract to Kenley Jansen.

In the afternoon, Aroldis Chapman expressed his desire for a six-year deal worth $100 million.

In between, San Francisco finalized a four-year, $62-million contract with Mark Melancon, who will serve as the temporary owner of the sport’s richest contract ever for a closer, with Jansen and Chapman expected to shatter that mark in the coming days.

The Dodgers did not approach Melancon with much aggression. Their history with Jansen is...

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