Guillen Responds To Jenks’ Comments About Sox

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).”

  • David Scott

    What nimrod wrote this headline? You don’t “rebuttal” someone. You rebut their argument or you offer a rebuttal. Jeez…please tell me someone responsible for this garbage has taken a journalism course or, at least, passed high school English.

    • Rebutting David Scott

      Actually, the headline does state that Guillen “rebuttals” Bobby’s comments. The problem is that rebuttals isn’t a verb. It should have read “rebuts” instead of “rebuttals.”

  • Emil Flybatch

    Ozzie Guillen has the IQ of a fig!! ( maybe)

  • Bill

    Cub fans look out! Guillen is scouting for a first baseman.

  • Pods

    Ozzie to me is a anti-american racist taco cart pusher,Jenks isn’t the only ex-Sox player to have not to kind of words of Ozzie,Ozzie thinks he won and the only one that won in 2005.


    What was Kenny Williams thinking that this would be a peaceful season? Ozzie’s sons are going to be a huge part of this season because they want everybody to notice them, never mind what’s going on with the team. Everybody’s dredging up what happened in December. I’m sorry Kenny signed Ozzie for 2012.

  • citizen

    ” I wish I was mad about it because I will rip his throat (out).””

    Only Ozzie can get away with a [veiled] death threat like that.

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