"Bobby Jenks is changing his Sox from white to red.
The former Chicago White Sox closer agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, pending a physical, a source told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.
Jenks has been told he'll be a set-up man in 2011 and will have a chance to be the closer if Jonathan Papelbon is replaced, the source said." (via ESPN.com)
Man, it really sucks to be Daniel Bard right now, huh? Poor guy gets tossed under the boss like a bag of garbage when the Sox go hunting for The Sandman and now he's going to lose his setup man role to Bobby Jenks?
I hate to dine with the enemy, but has Cash contacted Boston about Bard's availability? Dude will come a hell of a lot cheaper than Rafael Soriano and is more reliable than Joba. And since the Sawx clearly don't want the guy, Cash could probably get him for Craig Heyer and Abraham Almonte. Shit, Bard might welcome a change of scenery. At the very least, it would be nice for him to hear his last name pronounced correctly by the fans and radio guys (not including Mike Francesa).
Just a thought...
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