Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has made it clear that he won't discuss a new contract during the season, says Bill Shaikin of the LA Times. Jansen said that there were no talks going on right now, and that when the season starts on Monday, he wouldn't entertain contract negotiations.
The 28-year-old declined to say that his preferred choice would be to stay with the Dodgers, saying that his job is trying to help the team win a championships. Jansen saved 36 of 38 opportunities last season, and if he can continue that success this season, he should be in line for a big payday.
More news from around the National League West:
- Giants players are not too happy with San Francisco's decision to ban tobacco, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. 25 Giants players were asked anonymously about the new tobacco ordinance put in place by the city of San Francisco, and 15 of the 25 players did not support the ordinance.
- Jim McLennan of AZ Snake Pit analyzed the Diamondbacks 2016 regular season schedule.
- The Padres went from being the talk of baseball, to being back in baseball's witness protection program, as stated by Joel Sherman of the NY Post. After having a wild first offseason as general manager, A.J. Preller has taken a different approach to this season, with potentially his job on the line.
- Jay Milnes of Purple Row believes the Rockies were right in naming Trevor Story the Opening Day starter.