Bobby Jenks is now playing for the Boston Red Sox. It is only spring training and the former reliever is already trash talking his old team. Ozzie Guillen didn’t keep quiet and warned Jenks to leave the past where it is.
The wish for a “drama-free” year lasted all of nine days for Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen.
Guillen responded Saturday to comments by former closer Bobby Jenks, saying he feels bad for the new Boston Red Sox reliever.
In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Jenks was critical of the White Sox front office.
“A lot of the stuff with Ozzie and the front office gets old,” Jenks said. “It has been a problem for a long time. It was a problem before last year. It’s going to be nice for me to see how things are done here.”
Initially attempting to hold back and take the high road, Guillen ended up talking about the situation for over seven minutes.
“First of all, he can’t make any comments about last year because he was never in the clubhouse. He spent more time in his house than he was in the clubhouse,” Guillen jabbed. “The only thing I can say is I feel bad for him because I think the way we treated this kid, just the White Sox, myself, our front office people … we helped him a lot, on the field and off the field.”
But Guillen was just getting started.
“It’s very sad because he should look at himself in the mirror and all the things he said in the paper to realize what he said. Like I said in January, if there was one player I ever managed, I do more stuff for him than anybody else on the field and off the field.”
Guillen was more concerned about what the reaction would be from his Twitter-happy son, Oney.
“I just talked to Oney to make sure he lets that thing go. But if Oney said everything he knows about Bobby Jenks, it wouldn’t be a pretty thing,” he said. “I respect his wife, I respect his kid. I’m not even mad. I wish I was mad about it because I will rip his throat (out).”