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Marlins have reportedly made ‘monster offer’ to Kenley Jansen

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The Miami Marlins are desperate to sign a top-of-the-line closer, and that could wind up making Kenley Jansen a very rich man.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Marlins have made Jansen a “monster offer” that could rival the five-year, $86 million deal Aroldis Chapman got from the New York Yankees.

Jansen is said to be choosing between the Marlins and remaining with the Los Angeles Dodgers, though Passan speculates that an $80 million price tag could leave Miami as the only suitor.

The Marlins’ urgency in wanting to sign Jansen makes sense, as they were said to be determined to sign a big-name closer this offseason. With Mark Melancon already signing with the San Francisco Giants and Chapman going back to New York, Jansen is the best reliever left on the market.

A previous report claimed the Marlins want to put together a great bullpen to compensate for a lack of starting rotation depth. If Jansen re-signs with the Dodgers, Miami may have to make that happen via trade.

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