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DirtySox
12-02-2010, 02:16 PM
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jonmorosi (http://twitter.com/#%21/jonmorosi) Jon Morosi
#WhiteSox (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23WhiteSox) non-tender Jenks and Threets. #Chicago (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23Chicago)
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Peace.

Boondock Saint
12-02-2010, 02:17 PM
Why Threets?

DirtySox
12-02-2010, 02:17 PM
Why Threets?

Maybe they don't expect him to recover from Tommy John? He will be out all of 2011.

LoveYourSuit
12-02-2010, 02:25 PM
Thanks for the memories Bobby. You came out of nowhere to help us get that ring in 2005.

Over By There
12-02-2010, 02:34 PM
Best of luck to Bobby. He did a lot of good for the Sox over the past few years. Will miss the BOOM intro, although not the now-ridiculous goatee.

PatK
12-02-2010, 02:44 PM
With this and Putz not accepting arbitration, I'm a little nervous about the pen next year.

seventyseven
12-02-2010, 02:45 PM
Sale and Thornton could be the first lefty-lefty setup/closer duo since forever. Can't even think of one in recent memory.

tstrike2000
12-02-2010, 02:51 PM
Sale and Thornton could be the first lefty-lefty setup/closer duo since forever. Can't even think of one in recent memory.

As for righties, at least we have have Scott Linebrink!

Flight #24
12-02-2010, 04:21 PM
I keep hearing Sale will be groomed as a starter, which is odd given they already have 6.

But if he stays a reliever, you'd have Sale/Santos/Thornton in the pen which is a decent start but leaves me concerned. I'd love to bring Putz back but assume he'll want closer $$ and they may not be willing to do that.

Although I'd be thrilled ot bring him back as the closer and run out a Santos/Sale/Thornton bridge to JJ.

TDog
12-02-2010, 04:41 PM
Sale and Thornton could be the first lefty-lefty setup/closer duo since forever. Can't even think of one in recent memory.

It depends on what you consider recent. The first that pops to my mind is Norm Charlton and Randy Myers who won a World Series 20 years ago, but it doesn't seem that long ago.

Sadly, I doubt the White Sox will find anyone better than Jenks to take his place. Putz was at least as unreliable as Jenks last year. If Sale is thrust into the closer role fulltime (and with his potential, he might be redirected to starting), he will end up as unreliable as Jenks was this year.

If the bullpen was a problem last year, and it was after Peavy went down, subtracting not just Jenks, but Jenks and Putz does nothing to improve it. The White Sox will have to get very, very lucky to assemble a quality bullpen for 2011, almost from scratch.

doublem23
12-02-2010, 05:49 PM
I keep hearing Sale will be groomed as a starter, which is odd given they already have 6.

Sale is being groomed as a starter for long-term reasons, there's going to at least be 1, maybe 2 openings, in the rotation after 2011. I would be shocked, shocked if Buehrle and Jackson were both back after this season.

CWSpalehoseCWS
12-02-2010, 06:47 PM
Sorry to see Bobby go, but this was expected. The Sox are gonna need to do something with this pen though. Thornton is really the only reliable guy. Santos is no sure bet, and I'd be surprised if Sale stays in the pen.