Predicting the Dodgers 25 Man Roster

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Mar 31, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30) talks with catcher A.J. Ellis (17) and second baseman Chase Utley (26) during a pitching change in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 31, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30) talks with catcher A.J. Ellis (17) and second baseman Chase Utley (26) during a pitching change in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /
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October 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) pitches the ninth inning against New York Mets in game five of NLDS at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
October 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) pitches the ninth inning against New York Mets in game five of NLDS at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

The Bullpen

The bullpen has been something of an Achilles heel for the Dodgers the last few seasons however, the Dodgers passed up on a number of notable names on the relief market this winter. Joe Blanton resurrected his career as a reliever in a year split between the Pirates and Royals and will now serve as the Dodgers long man. Louis Coleman was a NRI this spring but his side-arm delivery gives the Dodgers an entirely different look to anyone currently in the ‘pen – It wouldn’t be surprising to see hom setting up Kenley Jansen at some point. Hard-throwing right-handers Yimi Garcia, Pedro Baez and Chris Hatcher all return in 2016 and the Dodgers are betting on their continued development to solidify this staff. Noticeably, Luis Avilan misses the cut having looked nothing short of horrible so far in spring, he also has options remaining. Kenley Jansen will resume his position at the top of this bullpen as one of the top relievers in all of baseball.

LR Joe Blanton

MR Louis Coleman

MR Yimi Garcia

MR Pedro Baez

SU Chris Hatcher

SU JP Howell

CL Kenley Jansen

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