2) Braves closer Kenley Jansen – Boston Red Sox
One of the Braves closers is Kenley Jansen. Jansen has been one of the best closers in baseball.
In 2022, Jansen led the National League in saves (41) and games finished (54). He had a 3.38 ERA in 65 games with an average of 3.1 walks and 12 strikeouts per nine innings.
The Braves are unlikely to re-sign him because they already have another closer locked up long-term in Raisel Iglesias. Iglesias was acquired by the Braves from the Angels at the trade deadline and he is signed through 2025. He had 17 saves in 67 games with a 2.47 ERA.
There are a lot of teams that need some help in the backend of their bullpen and, especially, as a closer. One of those teams is the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox are likely to spend some money this offseason after a disappointing season this year.
One of the reasons they were disappointing is because of their 4.59 bullpen ERA, which was fifth-worst in the sport. They were also tied for 18th in saves with 39.