As you know, Kenley Jansen was named the 2016 Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year on Sunday. Naturally, Topps has commemorated the award with an 2016 Topps Now card that features both Jansen and the AL winner Zach Britton. Go here to check it out and order.
Per Mark Newman at MLB.com:
"Thank you so much for this tremendous honor," Jansen said via video. "I'm so sorry that I could not be there to receive the Trevor Hoffman Award from the man himself, a pitcher I respect and always admire. … Thank you for the legends and Hall of Famers to vote for me. To earn that respect from the greatest reliever of all time means a lot."Per Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider:
“Kenley’s had a tremendous career as a Dodger that we hope will continue,” Dodger president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Monday. “He’s been a big part of our past success, and we hope he’s a part of our future success. The specifics of any negotiation with any player, we don’t delve into, but it’s well-documented what he’s meant to this organization, and we’ll kind of play things out this winter.”Below is a video of Kenley talking about the award and
And here are some Kenley Jansen season highlights.
UPDATE: The press run for this card is 452 Copies.
* Please follow on twitter @ernestreyes *
* Like Dodgers Blue Heaven on facebook *
* Dodgers Blue Heaven home page *