Aroldis Chapman’s rocky year with the New York Yankees has many wondering if he will retain the closer role in the upcoming MLB season.
Should the Bronx team consider changing course, they will have a few options in the free agent market. Craig Kimbrel could be added to this list if the Chicago White Sox decide not to exercise the option for 2022.
The Los Angeles Dodgers closer had a good year in 2021 with his 38 saves, the second-most in the National League, and struck out 86 opponents in 69 innings. Jansen comes from earning 20 million per season, but the Spotrac portal estimates that his market value this winter will be around $ 10,069,543.
It would be a risky decision, considering that Trevor Rosenthal, 31 years old and 8 seasons of experience, could not pitch in 2021 due to neurovascular surgery. If he is healthy, it is an option to consider and insurance for a value below the 11 million dollars that he had agreed with the Oakland Athletics.
15-year major league veteran Ian Kennedy started the season with the Texas Rangers and ended the season with the Philadelphia Phillies. Between the two teams, he added 26 saves, struck out 62 and posted a 3.20 ERA. His salary was $ 2.5 million and it is estimated that he can land a settlement for $ 7 million.
After saving 34 games and striking out 107 opponents for the Los Angeles Angels this year, Cuban right-hander Raisel Iglesias will be a free agent and is believed to be among the most sought-after on the market. There are projections that you can get a three-year, $ 45 million deal.