Kenley Jansen taking it higher

Dodgers closer still has a lot to learn, but he's showing the signs of dominance

Updated: August 15, 2013, 12:56 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- It would've been hard for anyone to talk about with a straight face. Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees is the greatest closer of all time, not some guy you watch on tape and try to pick up a few insights from. And certainly not some guy you say you're trying to emulate.

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen gets that implicitly. He really does. And so he begins his answer to a question about the players he admires and learns from in an appropriately reverential tone.

"I ...

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