March 12, 2011; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Bobby Jenks (52) during a spring training exhibition game against the Florida Marlins at City of Palms Park. The Red Sox defeated the Marlins 9-2. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Bobby Jenks Booted from Boston

Remember when the Sox let Bobby Jenks go and so many people were all up in arms about having no closer? This was before the Sox traded away Sergio Santos and everybody got all up in arms about having no closer. Well Santos has pitched in 6 games this season (with a 9.00 ERA) for Toronto and Bobby Jenks, as we know, hasn’t exactly been Captain active roster either. Now the Red Sox have decided to just be rid of him altogether.

After signing a 2-year, $12 million contract prior to the 2011 season, Bobby ran into some health issues and only appeared in 19 games. He’s posted a 6.32 ERA over that time and currently sits on the 60-day DL. Presumably Boston started eyeing ways to dismiss the hefty righty about the time he was arrested for a DUI in March of this year during Spring Training. How the settlement will be reached is beyond my area of expertise (an easy out as I have no actual expertise) but one would assume a buyout would be in order.

We enjoyed you on the Southside, Bobby, it’s a shame to see it all come to an end this way.

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  • ChardSwissnym

    @2012WhiteSox My brother @DennyAlp and I were just talking about him last night when trying to fill the roster for the All Fat Team.

  • JRFegan

    @2012WhiteSox Did you listen to that State Farm alliteration commercial at any point while writing that?

  • 2012WhiteSox

    @ChardSwissnym @DennyAlp Seems a pretty reliever heavy squad, no?

  • 2012WhiteSox

    @JRFegan No but I did giggle to myself about it. I tend to do that periodically anyway…

  • 2012WhiteSox

    @ChardSwissnym @DennyAlp is there known correlation between fat pitchers and alcoholism or am I just perpetuating a stereotype of some sort?

  • thek_line

    White Sox should have traded him away a year before that when he still had some trade value. Oh well, like someone else stated- another great Theo signing for the Red Sox.

  • ChardSwissnym

    @2012WhiteSox @DennyAlp If there wasn’t, Eastbound and Down could have never been a show.

  • TCBullfrog

    @WhiteSoxOralSox @2012whitesox At the game last night I was talking with some Sox fans and we were trying to remember where Bobby was now.

  • 2012WhiteSox

    @TCBullfrog @WhiteSoxOralSox and then this happened?

  • TCBullfrog

    @2012WhiteSox @whitesoxoralsox lol