Will White Sox Keep Jenks?

Bobby Jenks' Future With Sox Is Up In The Air

Bobby Jenks’ future with the White Sox is up in the air as the deadline to tender contracts approaches Dec. 2nd and Jenks is a non-tender candidate. The White Sox have to decide if they’re keeping the right-handed closer as they make their 2011 contract offers.

2010 was a down year for the pitcher and this was the fourth season his saves total dropped and his ERA was the highest of his career. However, he did suffer a number of injuries which hindered his performance and kept him out of games.

White Sox’s general manager Ken Williams said “That’s something we have to evaluate strongly, because I’ve been disappointed on a number of levels,” before the season’s final games.

We could see Jenks traded before the deadline or the White Sox could non-tender him and make him a free-agent. The least likely, but still possible, scenarios is the Sox offer Jenks a one-year, incentive-laden deal worth less than his current value.

  • bob

    Jenks= unreliable. I would love to see him traded, but not just for the sake of trading him. Get something of quality in return. Make Thorton the closer, and take a run at Putz for the setup man. Chris Sale figures in their somewhere, could come in as a starter this year, 2011.

  • Stone

    They are not going to get a “quality”player for Jenks in a trade. If the Sox do no think he is worth keeping, other teams are not gong to be clamoring to trade anyone of value to get Jenks. The above article indicates that he had a bad year do to injuries. The bottom line, he is over-weight and out of shape and that is what leads to injuries. It’s time for the Sox to cut their losses and move on. If they can trade him, I wouldn’t expect much more than a low level prospect.

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