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DumpJerry
07-03-2012, 05:18 PM
Money well spent, Theo (http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120703&content_id=34383238&vkey=news_bos&c_id=bos).

PatK
07-03-2012, 05:29 PM
Coop will fix em?

DumpJerry
07-03-2012, 05:42 PM
Coop will fix em?
Who? The Red Sox? No thanks.:tongue:

thomas35forever
07-03-2012, 07:46 PM
He's done.

JB98
07-03-2012, 08:00 PM
This just goes to show its rarely a good idea to give big money to closers. Most of them don't have much shelf life.

slavko
07-04-2012, 12:21 AM
Money well spent, Theo (http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120703&content_id=34383238&vkey=news_bos&c_id=bos).

Follow the link just to read the comments by the Red Sox fans. Put us to shame for viciousness.

DrCrawdad
07-04-2012, 12:32 AM
Money well spent, Theo (http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120703&content_id=34383238&vkey=news_bos&c_id=bos).

Great point.

Bucky F. Dent
07-04-2012, 08:02 AM
Screw the Bo-Sox, but for Bobby's sake that's a damned shame if it's over.

Golden Sox
07-04-2012, 08:42 AM
I wouldn't be surprised to see Bobby Jenks back with the White Sox someday. Reinsdorf has always liked him and he won't forget how Jenks performed in 2005. Without Jenks we would not of won the World Championship. I don't know if he's ready to pitch this year, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him in Spring Training with the White Sox next year.

dickallen15
07-04-2012, 09:21 AM
Why would Jenks settle for not the full contract? Isn't it guaranteed? Do the Red Sox have something on him?

Frater Perdurabo
07-04-2012, 10:38 AM
Provided the CBA allows this, I would not oppose the Sox offering him a shot in Charlotte. If he is healthy, and if he performs well during the next six weeks, call him up on Aug 31 to help the big league bullpen and perhaps make the postseason roster. If he fails the Knights in August or the Sox in September, cut ties. But if he can throw his nasty curve for strikes, he can get big strikeouts in big games against almost anyone except the Twins and Orioles.

The Sox are short on veteran relievers, and this would be a no-risk roll of the dice on a reliever with previous postseason success.

DonnieDarko
07-04-2012, 12:20 PM
Alcohol is a hell of a drug...

DrCrawdad
07-04-2012, 12:20 PM
Provided the CBA allows this, I would not oppose the Sox offering him a shot in Charlotte. If he is healthy, and if he performs well during the next six weeks, call him up on Aug 31 to help the big league bullpen and perhaps make the postseason roster. If he fails the Knights in August or the Sox in September, cut ties. But if he can throw his nasty curve for strikes, he can get big strikeouts in big games against almost anyone except the Twins and Orioles.

The Sox are short on veteran relievers, and this would be a no-risk roll of the dice on a reliever with previous postseason success.

Unless there is a history I am not fully aware of (there was something with the Sox and Jenks but it very well could have been just an Ozzie thing) then I agree with this too.

Noneck
07-04-2012, 12:51 PM
Jenks had back surgery, maybe he isnt even close to being healthy enough to pitch anywhere.

SI1020
07-04-2012, 01:24 PM
Why would Jenks settle for not the full contract? Isn't it guaranteed? Do the Red Sox have something on him? I was wondering the same thing.

Brian26
07-04-2012, 01:50 PM
Money well spent, Theo (http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120703&content_id=34383238&vkey=news_bos&c_id=bos).

I saw "Red Sox Terminate Bobby..." on the main forum page. I was anticipating "Valentine" as the end of the title.:tongue:

ChiSoxGal85
07-04-2012, 01:53 PM
Jenks had back surgery, maybe he isnt even close to being healthy enough to pitch anywhere.

I think I had read the same thing a few months ago. Didn't he sue the Red Sox or the doctors who operated on his back?

KenBerryGrab
07-04-2012, 02:32 PM
The guy almost died.

http://www.nesn.com/2012/02/bobby-jenks-striving-to-overcome-botched-back-surgery-that-could-have-been-fatal.html

kittle42
07-04-2012, 05:44 PM
His baseball career is likely over. Hopefully, he sorts his life out.

Loved him while on the Sox. Good luck, Bobby, but there are things more important than baseball.

DrCrawdad
03-30-2013, 04:39 PM
Further details about the Red Sox releasing Bobby Jenks last season. Apparently according to this report (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-red-sox-jenks-20130330,0,2444502.story) Jenks was released while he was in a luxury rehab clinic for drug and alcohol addiction.

CWSpalehoseCWS
03-30-2013, 06:23 PM
Further details about the Red Sox releasing Bobby Jenks last season. Apparently according to this report (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-red-sox-jenks-20130330,0,2444502.story) Jenks was released while he was in a luxury rehab clinic for drug and alcohol addiction.

That's real unfortunate. Amazing how someone can go from WS hero to out of baseball and battling addiction in only a few years time. Hope he gets his life back on track.

Golden Sox
03-30-2013, 10:19 PM
When Lamar Hoyt was out of baseball because of addiction issues, Reinsdorf wanted to bring him back to the White Sox. Hoyt would of been welcomed back but because his shoulder being useless to him he was never able to pitch again. If he would not of had shoulder issues Hoyt was going to be given another chance with the White Sox. If Jenks gets over his addiction issues, I would not be surprised to see the White Sox give him another chance to pitch in MLB.

Lip Man 1
03-31-2013, 12:13 AM
Golden:

Bobby is done...period. He won't be getting another opportunity anywhere.

Lip