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As Kenley Jansen's market heats up, the Dodgers may need to ponder alternatives

As Kenley Jansen's market heats up, the Dodgers may need to ponder alternatives

A year ago, as the Dodgers pondered the free agency of a vital member of their pitching staff, the organization opted for restraint over aggression. The club declined to match Arizona’s offer for Zack Greinke, absorbed the public relations blowback and pieced together a rotation at less exorbitant prices. Their behavior last winter could prove instructive now, as closer Kenley Jansen enters the final stages of his own free-agent negotiations.

Jansen became the best closer on the market just before midnight on Thursday, after Aroldis Chapman agreed to a five-year,...

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