• Bobby Jenks

    Posted by on December 15th, 2010 · Comments (9)

    Reportedly, the Yankees have an interest in signing Jenks.  His stats, via the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia:

    YEAR AGE  W   L  G    SV  GF   IP     H   BB   SO    ERA  RSAA
    2005 24   1   1  32    6  18   39.1   34  15   50   2.75    8
    2006 25   3   4  67   41  58   69.2   66  31   80   4.00    5
    2007 26   3   5  66   40  61   65     45  13   56   2.77   14
    2008 27   3   1  57   30  52   61.2   51  17   38   2.63   13
    2009 28   3   4  52   29  46   53.1   52  16   49   3.71    5
    2010 29   1   3  55   27  46   52.2   54  18   61   4.44    0

    Yeah, he’s basically a league average pitcher these days – and he’s fat. Remember when the Yankees brought in Juan Acevedo? (Another Cashman move.) I could see this move going down as well as that one did…

    Comments on Bobby Jenks

    1. Raf
      December 15th, 2010 | 11:29 pm

      25 innings on a pennant winning ballclub? Sign me up!

    2. MJ Recanati
      December 16th, 2010 | 7:13 am

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      Looking a little deeper, I see a pitcher whose 2010 BABIP soared to .368 (career .306) and whose peripherals — BB/9, K/9, LOB% — indicate a decent bet for regression to previous success.

      At 1Y/$5M or 2Y/$10M, it’s a perfectly acceptable risk to replace Kerry Wood with Bobby Jenks for the 8th inning power righty role.

    3. BOHAN
      December 16th, 2010 | 12:01 pm

      he wants closer money. yankees ae lookin to give him closer money

    4. MJ Recanati
      December 16th, 2010 | 12:13 pm

      BOHAN wrote:

      he wants closer money. yankees ae lookin to give him closer money

      If that’s the case then I stay away. No middle reliever should ever be paid more than $6M in a single season in this market (and that’s being overly generous as far as I’m concerned).

    5. December 16th, 2010 | 3:56 pm

      Red Sox agree with RP Bobby Jenks on 2-year, $12 million deal.

      Wow.

    6. MJ Recanati
      December 16th, 2010 | 4:02 pm

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      That’s a shade more than I would’ve paid but a good move by them. They not only get a guy that should improve in 2011 but a safety net for their once-dominant closer that really struggled in 2010.

      Good move by them.

    7. Evan3457
      December 16th, 2010 | 5:57 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      That’s a shade more than I would’ve paid but a good move by them. They not only get a guy that should improve in 2011 but a safety net for their once-dominant closer that really struggled in 2010.
      Good move by them.

      I would think they’d give Bard first crack if Papelbon falls apart.
      ===========================================
      I think it’s ironically humorous that Steve’s customary anti-Cashman meme fell to pieces “before the ink dried” on the original post of this thread.

      So, Steve, is Theo signing an average pitcher, another Acevedo, for a ridiculous amount of money, or was Cashman correct to look into him…no, wait, I got it! Jenks is a GREAT pickup for the Sox, but Cashman was too slow and the Theo ate his lunch again.

      Darn that Cashman!!

      Yeah, that’s the ticket.

    8. 77yankees
      December 16th, 2010 | 7:51 pm

      I didn’t know the Red Sox signed King Tut from the old Batman TV series.

    9. December 17th, 2010 | 8:45 am

      77yankees wrote:

      I didn’t know the Red Sox signed King Tut from the old Batman TV series.

      Dead. Solid. Perfect.
      LOL.

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