Building the Los Angeles Dodgers 2010s all-decade pitching staff

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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 07: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after the Dodgers defeat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in Game Four of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

The All-Decade Bullpen

The Dodgers really have only had one closer since the early 2010s (sorry Jonathan Broxton), but I’ll get into the most memorable relievers for the team this decade, using the honorable mentions for nostalgia and to identify two of the greatest relief seasons of the decade.

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Kenley Jansen– Over 600 innings, 301 saves, over 13 K/9, Kenleyfornia really is the best reliever the Dodgers have seen this decade. He gave the late-innings a personality and his homegrown, converted catcher backstory is one of the coolest storylines I’ve come across. Hopefully he rights the ship in 2020, but for now, it’s nice to just focus on the good times, of which he had plenty.

Jonathan Broxton– One of the first major league players I got the chance to meet,  Broxton was a big man. Even though he faltered in the 2010 postseason against the Cardinals, the 6’4”, 285 pound closer was fun to watch and embodied the closer role with his 100mph fastball breaking bats and slamming the door for plenty of early-decade wins.

Honorable Mentions- Brandon Morrow (postseason workhorse in 2017 and no home runs allowed in 45 regular-season appearances with a 2.06 ERA), Hong-Chih Kuo (1.20 ERA and 12 saves in 60 innings in 2010)

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That’s a wrap for the pitching side of the all-decade team (and if you want to check out the offensive all-decade lineup, here it is).