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TBLA Thursday morning links: May 9, 2019

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Goooooood morning, True Blue LA!

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Dodgers news...

Public Enemy No. 1 came out and dealt, per usual.

The Dodgers finished the series sweep of the Atlanta Braves behind Kershaw’s pitching and his run support.

Los Angeles Times’ Dylan Hernandez talked to Kenley Jansen about the idea of having free agent Craig Kimbrel on the squad. Though he said he was okay with having on the team, he didn’t seem to be too fond of changing his role to make way for him.

“‘Jansen has converted 12 of 14 save opportunities, but has a career-worst 4.67 earned-run average and is giving up home runs more frequently than he ever has. None of that has made him any more open to accepting new role, even if the Dodgers are positioned to land a reliever of Kimbrel’s ability and track record.

‘Why should I have to do anything different?’ Jansen said. ‘That’s my question. It doesn’t make any sense.’” — Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times

SB Nation’s Beyond the Box Score blog also takes a deeper look into Jansen’s season thus far.

Around the league...

Chris Sale had a beautiful inning on Wednesday night. Three strikeouts on nine pitches.

Uh, oh. White Sox’s Tim Anderson called baseball a “boring sport” while on The Dan Le Bartard Show on Wednesday.

Appearing on ESPN’s The Dan Le Batard Show on Wednesday, Anderson touched on the topics that have made him the talk of MLB so far during the 2019 season. He also raised a few eyebrows by calling baseball a “boring sport” and admitting how detached he is from the game when he’s not on the field.

The Twins have the best record in the major leagues. ESPN’s David Schoenfield takes a deeper look into this.

Jackie Bradley Jr. saving the game for the Red Sox with this amazing catch in the 11th.

The daily dingers.