After a run that sent them to the NLCS, the Los Angeles Dodgers knew that keeping pieces in place would guide them to postseason success.
This week, that's exactly what they did.
Los Angeles re-signed Kenley Jensen to a five-year, $80 million deal that keeps him in Los Angeles through the 2021 season. Jensen blossomed as the Dodgers' true closer in 2016, and given the size of his new contract, he seems poised to continue that success in 2017.
But L.A. didn't stop there. Another integral piece of the organization was out in free-agency-land, and the Dodgers weren't about to let him get away.
That's right, Rich Hill was inked to a three-year, $48 million deal. After being traded to the Dodgers in August, Hill proved to be a key arm for the Dodgers as they came oh, so close to beating the Cubs in the NLCS.
Here's what else is happening around the National League West:
Ian Desmond is a newly minted Rockie, but he's going to look a little different this year.
Yangervis Solarte is a prized veteran in San Diego, but he appears to be headed elsewhere.
After a serious health scare, Colorado's Chad Bettis is ready to focus on baseball.
Yimi Garcia's arm is going under the knife--it'll force him to miss the 2017 season.
There's a new longest-tenured Padre.