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3 things we'd like Santa to leave under the LA Angels' tree

Oct 17, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74)
Oct 17, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 16, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) throws
Oct 16, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) throws / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 thing we'd like Santa to leave under the LA Angels' tree: Kenley Jansen

If we ask Santa for Story, there's a far better chance he'll also give the LA Angels Kenley Jansen. Jansen would be quite the Christmas present, too, as the two-time Hoffman Reliever of the Year award winner has been there and done that in this league.

Jansen is a three-time All-Star, and has even finished as a top five Cy Young candidate as a reliever before. One of the best relievers in baseball for a long time, Jansen has amassed 350 saves to go along with an absurd 2.37 ERA and FIP.

Recording an 0.928 WHIP, Jansen also boasts a K/BB ratio over 5, and has struck out 13 batters over the course of his 11-year career. Surrendering just 5.7 hits per nine frames, Jansen is as reliable as they come.

Sure, the Halos just re-signed Raisel Iglesias, but Jansen has really thrived in multiple different bullpen roles before. He's not just an effective closer.

He'll cost more than most relievers, but relievers in general aren't a position that's going to cost as much as another, so we're not asking for too much from Santa.

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