December 16, 2010

Red Sox Sign Bobby Jenks

The Red Sox have added Bobby Jenks to the bullpen, signing him to a 2/12 contract, pending a physical (and a trip to the barber, I hope). (Yet again, ish breaks the news at JoS).

Buster Olney, ESPN:
[Jenks has] been told he'll be a set-up man in 2011 and will have a chance to be the closer after Papelbon is replaced.
Well, the starkness of that comment is very interesting to read in December. Papelbon will be a free agent after the 2011 season and there is no way (in my opinion) the Red Sox will be signing him to either the years or the dollars he will expect/demand (Fruitbat money).

Joe Sheehan, SI:
Jenks for 2/12 is the best FA relief contract of the winter. Peripherals/skills are fine.

30 comments:

redsock said...

Six minutes before Heyman tweeted the signing, he wrote:

"keep hearing #redsox open to trading papelbon. of course, being a 5-yr arb eligible closer off down yr, value is miniscule"

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redsock said...

Four hours ago, Heyman tweeted that Jenks was "looking for 'closer money,' presumably $8 mil and up". He did not get it.

Also from Heyman: "yankees called about king felix but mariners said 'absolutely not.'"

Ish said...

Rosenthal said last night, according to MLB Trade Rumors from this morning, the Rays and Yankees were showing interest.

Theo is always lurking in the darkness, ready to strike. He's like an alligator. A little ripple of water and BAM! Your face is ripped off.

Ish said...

But aww, we welcome Bobby Jenks in one breath and say goodbye to Eric Patterson in another. I wonder if he was the PTBNL in the Gonzalez deal? Off to San Diego you go.

L-girl said...

In Gator We Trust

Ish said...

Not so fast, says Sean McAdam:

"Hearing talk of Jenks' signing "premature'' -- and not just because of physical, etc. More to do on contract, still."

redsock said...

Fucker better shave, too. See the pic I posted.

redsock said...

Patterson is indeed the PTBNL

redsock said...

Cafardo says that Jenks "has declined the last three seasons", but he was also quite unlucky last year with a .354 BABIP. (.283 in 2009 and .264 in 2008; .299 career)

I like his K rate going 5.5, 8.3, 10.4.

He turns 30 in March.

Amy said...

What's this I hear about trading Papelbon? :-)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I am turning the TV off when he pitches if he doesn't shave that mess off his face. There is no way I can look at that.

MacLeodCartoons said...

Great value per lb too.

Ish said...

Yeah I don't mind most facial hair but his is stupid. Watch, he'll paint that shit red, too.

fusionmouse said...

Well if he leaves it pink we can call him La Guapa!

9casey said...

Amy said...
What's this I hear about trading Papelbon? :-)



Lets be careful what we wish for...

And the Olney comments make no sense, that Jenks will be closer when Pap leaves, why would the Red Sox lower Pap's value by ever saying that

Woti-woti said...

Judging from the pic, it looks to me like his first priority is to get expert advice on how to holster his fun-bags.

FenFan said...

Just a guess but did he paint it pink for Breast Cancer Awareness on Mother's Day?

I don't give two shits what he looks like, so long as he sets the table for the ninth.

9casey said...

FenFan said...

I don't give two shits what he looks like, so long as he sets the table for the ninth.


Isn't that Bard's job?

L-girl said...

Great value per lb too.

That made this great offseason even better.

redsock said...

SG:

Headwarmer: Lee is gone. ... He's gone to the Phillies. They signed him for less than we offered while you've been rappelling walls ...

Cashman: It can't be.

Headwarmer: Oh, it be. ...

blogtard said...

Paps get get Fruitbat Money when he starts throwing Fruitbat Pitches.

It's outlandish he's getting the money he's getting now.

SoSock said...

Personally I'm liking this. Of course, I love characters. Especially characters that can play ball.
And he will forever be Jarjar to me

Benjamin said...

Just a guess but did he paint it pink for Breast Cancer Awareness on Mother's Day?

Yes.

MacLeodCartoons said...

Signing a big heavy recently-successful closer with funny facial hair to use as Pap's set-up man? 3 worrying words for us all - Eric Frickin Gagne.

Patrick said...

My favorite quote on this hideous picture that I saw on SoSH:

His name is Robert Paulson.

nick said...

No Worries, no worries. We all know history never repeats itself.

It's all good.

Ish said...

Edgar Renteria is pissed at the Giants $1 million offer for 2011.

"That offer from the Giants was a lack of respect. A total disrespect. To play for a million dollars, I'd rather stay with my private business and share more time with my family. Thank God I'm well off financially and my money is well invested."

"I have received at least another offer since I was a free agent, but it wasn't what I'm looking for to continue playing. If I got a good offer, I'm playing, and if not, it's better to stay at home."

gmillener said...

This plays perfectly into my theory that no good 'pen is complete without an obese reliever.

FenFan said...

>>I don't give two shits what he looks like, so long as he sets the table for the ninth.


Isn't that Bard's job?



Depends on whether Papelbon is closing for the Sox next year. I guess I'm not envisioning Jenks in a middle relief role if he has been a closer his whole career (six seasons). But then anything's possible, isn't it?

tim said...

As long as "Bobby Jenks Nude" doesn't become a popular JoS search string, I will continue to support this site.