Zack Greinke

Re-signing Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner redefines Dodgers

Re-signing Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner redefines Dodgers

Who are the Dodgers?

For the last couple of years, they were Clayton Kershaw, Adrian Gonzalez and a group of replaceable mercenaries. They were Andrew Friedman’s mad experiment, a statistically driven machine that made transactions with minimal regard for the human cost.

They were the team that enraged its fans by failing to re-sign Zack Greinke and moved their players to tears by trading A.J. Ellis.

This off-season has redefined them.

The Dodgers have become more than their sabermetrically inclined front office, more than their league-high payroll and more than their troubled television contract.

They are now also Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner, who were...

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