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NL East: Marlins hot on Kenley Jansen’s trail

Check out what’s going on in the National League East

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After declining the Dodgers’ qualifying offer, Kenley Jansen is single and ready to mingle. And you know who's ready to rub shoulders with the young closer? The Marlins.

Jansen racked up a 1.83 ERA and 47 saves over 68.2 innings in 2016 with Los Angeles. Marlins manager Don Mattingly coached Jansen back in California and familiar with how he operated. While the Marlins would lose a draft pick by signing Jansen, many would argue that it’ll be better for the depth of the team.

Here’s more on what’s happening across the National League East:

The Mets are considering non-tendering veteran catcher Rene Rivera.

The Braves recently acquired beloved Mets pitcher, Bartolo Colon. However, while this is a good start in changing the program for the better, Atlanta is going to have to work a lot harder this winter, and a lot faster than the rest of the league.

I guess that’s just what the Braves would like to be known for from now on: acquiring old pitchers.

Max Scherzer won the Cy Young award...again. This time, as a member of the National League. Check out these highlights from his amazing and history making season.

Does your offseason wardrobe need jazzing up? Maybe this Bryce Harper t-shirt is exactly what to put on your Christmas list.

The Marlins have moved to protect four minor league players in the Rule 5 draft, because that is another deadline that came and went while we weren’t looking.

Matt Harrison has been released from the Phillies. Let me save you a Google search—the reason you have no idea who that is is because he never played a single game in a Philadelphia uniform, despite being on the 40-man for over a year. I can’t wait for his upcoming book: How To Get People To Give You Money For Doing Literally Nothing. A bestseller, I can feel it.