Dodgers: Where are they now? Checking in on deadline targets

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 31: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the bullpen during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros in game six of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 31: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the bullpen during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros in game six of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MICHIGAN – APRIL 04: Shane Greene #61 of the Detroit Tigers throws a ninth inning pitch while playing the Kansas City Royals during Opening Day at Comerica Park on April 04, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 5-4. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Shane Greene (dealt to Atlanta)

Braves’ record since the deal: 10-7 with 7 wins of 3-run lead or less

Greene’s WAR since the deal: -0.1

The Braves dealt for Greene presumably to make him their closer for the stretch run instead of Luke Jackson, the team’s closer through the first half of the season. And yet, Greene has not recorded a save as a Brave, despite finishing off 22 saves in 38 appearances as a Tiger.

In fact, Mark Melancon, another reliever acquired by the Braves at the deadline, has gone 3-3 in save opportunities since the trade.

Greene went 0-2 before handing the keys over to Melancon.

Since the Greene trade, the Braves bullpen has seen 9 save opportunities spread across six different pitchers. To contrast that with the Dodgers’, the LA bullpen’s 4 save chances have been split amongst three pitchers, with 2 of the chances going to Kenley Jansen.

Greene had a minuscule 1.18 ERA while with the Tigers this season, but had a 3.69 FIP, which tells us that Greene was due for a tad of regression, though certainly, no one could have predicted his 2 homers and 2 walks allowed with a .406 AVG against in 7.1 innings since the deal was struck back at the deadline.

Looks like in Greene, Andrew Friedman, and LA may have stayed true to their name and Dodged a bullet.

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