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MetroPD
03-22-2007, 02:10 AM
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March 21, 2007

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Bobby Jenks (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7285/) is having a rocky spring and White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is concerned about his struggling closer.
Jenks' ERA ballooned to 10.50 for his five spring games after he allowed three runs and three hits in two innings of Chicago's 10-9 victory over San Francisco on Wednesday.
"I worry about Bobby. If you are not ready one week and a half before the season starts, you have problems," Guillen said. "If you are not ready to this point, and you are not in condition to start the season right now, you have to dig in and start pushing yourself to get better."

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MUsoxfan
03-22-2007, 02:43 AM
I'm not willing to freak out before the regular season starts. Many other front-line players are equally dreadful. I'm willing to give them all a chance to turn it around in April

IndianWhiteSox
03-22-2007, 05:55 AM
:whocares

He'll be fine this year.

santo=dorf
03-22-2007, 05:56 AM
So is Ozzie considered a dark cloud?

soxfanatlanta
03-22-2007, 07:14 AM
I'm sure he's concerned, but with the arms we have in the pen, somebody should be able to pick up the slack if Jenks can't get it done. I wonder if he's hurt, remember when he was pulled a few weeks ago because of tightness?

oeo
03-22-2007, 07:38 AM
So is Ozzie considered a dark cloud?

"I worry," is different than, "he's going to suck", "better get MacDougal ready to close", etc.

kevingrt
03-22-2007, 08:07 AM
I'm kind of worried but not too worried. Maybe Bobby Jenks should stop using a diet and get fat again.

Zisk77
03-22-2007, 08:22 AM
Didn't Bobby suck last spring too. Then the season started and he was virtually untouchable.

thomas35forever
03-22-2007, 08:33 AM
I only get concerned with Bobby if he has to pitch beyond the ninth inning when he wasn't supposed to. Nonetheless, I think he'll be fine.

thedudeabides
03-22-2007, 08:59 AM
Didn't Bobby suck last spring too. Then the season started and he was virtually untouchable.

Yes, and it took him a while to get his velocity up. He'll be fine.

TomBradley72
03-22-2007, 09:15 AM
He should be concerned. Jenks was 1-3 with a 5.72 ERA after the All Star break in 2006, 33 Hits/18 BBs in 28.1 innings.

chisoxmike
03-22-2007, 09:54 AM
He should be concerned. Jenks was 1-3 with a 5.72 ERA after the All Star break in 2006, 33 Hits/18 BBs in 28.1 innings.

Yeah, and don't forget how short-lived closers are on the South Side. I'm going to wait until the season starts to be concerned with Jenks, but come on, hold the other team!

Hokiesox
03-22-2007, 10:46 AM
I remember some article about Mariano Rivera being "available."

soxinem1
03-22-2007, 11:04 AM
Yeah, and don't forget how short-lived closers are on the South Side. I'm going to wait until the season starts to be concerned with Jenks, but come on, hold the other team!

A lot of closers have short shelf life. Even the radio play-by-play guy we have was a flash in the pan. Other than Lee Smith with the cubs, Chicago as a wholehas not had any long-time closers since at least the early 70's.

Slow springs are one thing, but the one thing that concerns me is his K/BB ratio of 2/6. He's sort of looking like Mark Wohlers did a few years ago, though not that extreme. He just seems to have problems right now throwing two good consecutive strikes. A pitcher has to have some fall backs when his stuff isn't there, so now is as good as a time as any to use some location to get outs.

goon
03-22-2007, 11:12 AM
He should be concerned. Jenks was 1-3 with a 5.72 ERA after the All Star break in 2006, 33 Hits/18 BBs in 28.1 innings.

Everyone sucked after the All-Star Break... except Dye.

santo=dorf
03-22-2007, 05:50 PM
"I worry," is different than, "he's going to suck", "better get MacDougal ready to close", etc.
So how come people who say "I'm worried about the fifth stater's spot," or "I'm worried about Ozzie mishandling CF this year" are labeled as dark clouds?:?:

FarWestChicago
03-22-2007, 08:46 PM
So how come people who say "I'm worried about the fifth stater's spot," or "I'm worried about Ozzie mishandling CF this year" are labeled as dark clouds?:?:They aren't if they aren't also obsessive. :o:

Brian26
03-22-2007, 08:54 PM
He'll be fine this year.

This is the kind of guy that could break down pretty quickly based on his history and what he throws. I hope he's fine and returns to Oct 2005 form, but I've had concerns about him for awhile. Luckily the Sox have a bullpen with three or four guys that could step in rather easily.

SBSoxFan
03-23-2007, 08:04 AM
A lot of closers have short shelf life. Even the radio play-by-play guy we have was a flash in the pan. Other than Lee Smith with the cubs, Chicago as a wholehas not had any long-time closers since at least the early 70's.

Bobby Thigpen '87 - '92

Roberto Hernandez '93 - half of '97. In fact, Hernandez had 20+ saves from '98 - '02 with other (bad) teams.