Jenks Won’t Fuel Feud With Oney Guillen

FORT MYERS, Fla. (CBS) — As he starts camp with the Boston Red Sox, former White Sox closer Bobby Jenks says he is not looking to get back at Oney Guillen for slamming him via Twitter.

Oney Guillen, the son of White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, launched a series of scathing attacks on Jenks via Twitter in December.

Quoted by, when asked what he thought of Oney’s remarks, Jenks said: “Obviously not much, since I haven’t commented, and that’s where I’m going to leave it.” He said he didn’t want to get into “a battle of words.”

In December, Oney Guillen slammed Jenks via Twitter, after Jenks criticized the way the White Sox let him go.

He called Jenks a “yellow beard-dipping idiot,” among other insults in more than a dozen tweets.

“hahah memo to bobby jenks get a clue u drink to (sic) much and u have had marital problems hugeee (sic) ones and the sox stood behind u,” he wrote in another tweet.

“i thought u were a man not some punk who runs away and talks bulls**t. u coward. say it to there face when u were with them,” Oney Guillen wrote in another.

Oney Guillen also alleges Jenks punched a “clubby” in the face when he “couldn’t handle” his drinking.

The comments stem from remarks Jenks made to Scott Merkin, of, about wanting to stay in Chicago.

“It was my first hope, and it hurt,” Jenks told Merkin. “During my first conversation with my wife after the season, she looked me in the eyes and said that she would go anywhere with me. I said that I wanted to go back to Chicago.”

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  • bob

    This is not often, I will agree with Ozzie’s offspring but, this time Oney is right. Booby Junk, err Jenks, was not a very good pitcher. Out of shape(really most of his career w/the Sox), at the end and basically ineffective. I’ll be more than happy with Sale, Thorton or whomever they throw out there, rather than Jenks, ‘nough said.

    • Mark J

      Bob – Pretty much everything you said is wrong. First of all, Ozzie isn’t the one handing out contracts. Secondly, Jenks was a good closer for the Sox over his 6 year career. He had 199 save opportunities and converted on 173 of them. Meaning he has coverted 87% of save opportunities. Put this stat in persective of Jonathan Papelbon, who is considered one of the top closers. In his 6 year career, he has had 214 save opportunities and coverted on 188 of them. Meaning he converted 88% of save opportunities. Those are similar numbers, so saying he was not a very good pitcher is entirely false.
      Finally, you don’t necessarily have to be “in shape” to be a sucessful MLB pitcher. CC Sabathia and Heath Bell are not in shape and they are very good pitchers. You are exactly the “Bob” that calls into the Bors and Bernstein show.

    • StupidPeopleFTW

      Doesnt matter if he’s right about being a good pitcher or not… Oney is a little twit that should be selling things on a side street if he weren’t Ozzie’s son.

      Also, ending your posts with ‘nough said, doesnt prove you point, if anything it makes you sound dumb.

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