Los Angeles Dodgers: 5 Reasons Kenley Jansen Will Never Give Up Closer Role

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Los Angeles Dodgers: 5 Reasons Kenley Jansen Will Never Give Up Closer Role
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I’ve been weary of having Kenley Jansen fulfill the Dodgers’ closer role.

My arguments were that he doesn’t have enough experience (being that he was drafted as a catcher and converted into a pitcher in the minor leagues 2009) and that he was too young to retain his composure in tight or high-pressure games.

The 24-year-old reliever from Curaçao has proven me wrong and exhibited the attributes necessary to come up in the clutch with his performance this week against the Phillies, a team that the Dodgers may see later in the playoffs.

While Jansen still has a few things to prove, especially in the postseason, it looks like he won’t be giving up the closer role any time soon.

Here’s why.

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