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  1. This isn’t all that surprising. Chris Sale, IMO, gave the CWS a lot of options.

    Jenks was a great deal out of the Rule 5. CWS got a lot out of him, and is cutting ties before he can become a drain (or a bigger drain).

    The craziest thing to me about Jenks is that he never played HS ball. He could not be academically eligible … so he was signed out of American Legion baseball.

    Made some decent coin.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — December 2, 2010 @ 6:08 pm

  2. Perfect option for the Red Sox? Looks like it.

    Comment by R M — December 2, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

  3. Great option for the Mets. Having him in the fold would allow them to limit Krod’s appearances, thereby voiding his absurd 2012 option. If they tried limiting his appearances now, a grievance would be filed – but if they tried limiting his appearances with another established closer in the mix, it would be allowable.

    Comment by vivalajeter — December 2, 2010 @ 6:54 pm

  4. Beneficiary

    Comment by Greg Foley — December 2, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

  5. Unless he is the next K-rod.

    Comment by MikeS — December 2, 2010 @ 8:29 pm

  6. Maybe he meant benefactor? It’s probably pretty good for Jenks now, he’s likely to get multiple years. But yeah, he probably meant beneficiary.

    Comment by Ari Collins — December 2, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

  7. Pretty sure he was just a waiver claim, even better.

    Comment by Paul — December 2, 2010 @ 11:26 pm

  8. If the Sox are looking to Sale, I don’t agree with it. I imagine they might be looking to Sergio Santos to take a larger role.

    Sale belongs as a long term consideration for the rotation still, even if he begins in the bullpen to start this season.

    Comment by baty — December 3, 2010 @ 12:57 am

  9. Looking at his player page he had a pretty significant jump in K rate and a pretty significant decrease in SwingK%. Possible red flag?

    Comment by Mike Ketchen — December 3, 2010 @ 8:28 am

  10. True, he’s fat and white and has stupid facial hair.

    Comment by Steve — December 3, 2010 @ 9:16 am

  11. I’m a red sox fan, but this was very funny.

    Comment by mbrady16 — December 3, 2010 @ 9:45 am

  12. It was time to part ways with Bobby…we’ll always have Houston in 2005. The fact is spending $8MM + on a closer just isn’t a good allocation of the Sox money. I think the plan for 2011 is to use Sale in the bullpen, then in 2012 with Buehrle and E-Jack gone, slide him into the rotation. The idea of Sale, Thornton, Santos in the bullpen is nice. Santos and Sale still have growing to do and I think they will continue to improve in 2011. Now, they just need a few more complementary pieces and it should be a well-rounded bullpen.

    Comment by Sox27 — December 3, 2010 @ 10:07 am

  13. It would be great to see him close for the Jays if they could sign him to a deal similar to (if not identical) to the one Gregg signed late last offseason.

    Comment by Big Jgke — December 3, 2010 @ 10:36 am

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