Saturday, January 26, 2008

An Extension For Jenks?

The White Sox are starting to realize that the best arm in the bullpen probably deserves to be rewarded. Even though Bobby and the White Sox are a long way from worrying about this, it looks like they are talking about an extension.

I'm not one that favors lengthy contracts for pitchers, but this seems like a good idea. The White Sox have shied away from giving huge contracts out to pitchers because of the many times they have been burned. They don't usually give out lengthy contracts period, because of that reason.

It seems that every time a White Sox player gets a long contract, they get injured before the ink has dried. Hopefully that won't happen to Bobby. I'd like to see him in a White Sox uniform for a long time. He may even challenge Bobby Thigpen's save record someday. Although, I think that record is pretty safe for now. Bobby Jenks is the first Sox pitcher to have back to back 40 save seasons, so it's not out of the realm of possibility.

3 comments:

dayf said...

IF you find a dependable closer it's best to lock him up. The Braves' bullpen was a disaster after Smoltz moved back to the rotation and they just wisely locked up Soriano for a couple of years.

Scott Thigpen said...

Hey, Jenks can have all the 56 save seasons he wants, but leave 57to Thigpen.

White Sox Cards said...

Well put Scott!

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