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LA Angels: 3 free agents LAA can steal from rivals this offseason

Oct 1, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) throws against the Milwaukee Brewers during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 1, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) throws against the Milwaukee Brewers during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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Sep 29, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 free agent the LA Angels can steal from a rival this offseason: Kenley Jansen

Kenley Jansen has been one of the biggest names in LA baseball for quite some time now. He’s played his entire career with the Dodgers since his rookie 2010 season.

He’s been a special player overall. He’s had some clutch letdowns in the past, and I know there is a portion of the Dodgers’ fanbase that gets frustrated by those moments.

I also know that when looking at his overall statistics, he still has had a special career. His lifetime 2.37 ERA is incredible, and he’s up to 350 saves now.

He gives up very few home runs (0.5 per nine this year), so he’d fit in with the Angels.

If Raisel Iglesias can’t be re-signed, Jansen needs to be looked into.

He’s a three-time All-Star, and is one of few relief pitchers in this league who has been a top five NL Cy Young candidate (2017). His career 0.928 WHIP is what the Angels need.

The bullpen for us had the sixth-highest WHIP this year (1.40), and the seventh-highest ERA in baseball (4.57). Jansen is good in the areas we’re not.

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