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Old 10-16-2008, 09:52 PM
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Default Would you trade Bobby Jenks?

Would you trade Bobby Jenks for Jose Reyes , Ian Kinsler or a package of young players?
I would say yes. As much I love to have Bobby in the bullpen, .
Matt Thornton could move into the closers role and the Sox need a real leadoff hitter.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:56 PM
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Would you trade Bobby Jenks for Jose Reyes , Ian Kinsler or a package of young players?
I would say yes. As much I love to have Bobby in the bullpen, .
Matt Thornton could move into the closers role and the Sox need a real leadoff hitter.
Why would KW want Minaya or whomever the Rangers GM is to laugh hysterically on the phone and hang up on him?
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:59 PM
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I would trade Bobby for even less than that. Closers are more replaceable than a solid middle infielder...

Spivack is right, Kenny would hear laughing on the other end before even finishing the sentence...
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:59 PM
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Why would KW want Minaya or whomever the Rangers GM is to laugh hysterically on the phone and hang up on him?
You cant be for real. You is the closer for the METS next year? How many games did they lose because not one pitcher could close the game?
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:02 PM
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You cant be for real. You is the closer for the METS next year?
I don't know what that means, but Jenks for Reyes is a laughable trade idea.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:05 PM
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My point was would you trade Bobby Jenks for young players or a leadoff hitter
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:09 PM
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My point was would you trade Bobby Jenks for young players or a leadoff hitter
For a Reyes- or Kinsler-caliber player? In a heartbeat.

Sadly, his value is much lower. As is any closer's.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:09 PM
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Probably not. The fanbase would hate it.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:40 PM
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Probably not. The fanbase would hate it.
**** the fanbase if it improves the team immensely.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:42 PM
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You cant be for real. You is the closer for the METS next year? How many games did they lose because not one pitcher could close the game?
Your trade proposition is the thing that can't be for real.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:43 PM
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In a word yes. Then West would have to grant me permission to change my username.

Jenks is not bringing back that type of hall as much as I love the guy.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:49 PM
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No. Buildin a bullpen is tough enough when you're not trading the best pitcher out of your bullpen.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:53 PM
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I like Jenks for either Reyes or Kinsler, but only if Javy for Rollins falls through.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:54 PM
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Laugh out loud

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Old 10-16-2008, 11:12 PM
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Last year on the Score, Steve Stone said the Indians (who had a great team but a crappy bullpen) would give up anything for a closer, and they would trade Grady Sizemore straight up for Bobby Jenks. I don't think there was any way in hell the Indians would consider that trade, even if Grady wasn't going to a division rival. If Kenny was offered Sizemore for Bobby, he would have been long gone.

As for this thread, the topic is unrealistic, but it is interesting to think of what price we would put on Bobby. You aren't going to get a young stud who is already tearing up MLB, but say you were offered two top prospects. Would anyone trade Bobby for two top prospects (guys who are in the top 25 overall)? I would still say no. Bullpen arms (closers in particular) who have shown they go do it year in, year out are very valuable. While Bobby is no Kevin Gregg or Jeremy Accardo, he is a top closer. We saw how much our pen changed this year with Bobby out. Unless the Sox had someone lined up who could undoubtedly step in and be average at worst, I couldn't consider it. Not on a competing team.
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