Monday, September 28, 2009

Offseason Bullpen Relief

Bobby Jenks may or may not return next year. Matt Thornton may or may not be groomed for the closer role. The bullpen status for 2010 is currently up in the air.

Let's offer a solution. Regardless of how the Jenks and Thornton situations turn out, there needs to be a solid pickup or two for the bullpen. Might I suggest Jason Frasor?

Jason is currently with the Blue Jays. You know, the team that the White Sox liberated Alex Rios' contract from the payroll. I'm thinking that the Jays might be grateful to the Sox for picking up the albatross of a contract. Maybe they would be willing to part with Jason Frasor in a trade?

Frasor grew up in the Chicagoland area. He's got decent stuff. If the Sox part ways with Jenks, Jason could fill in the closer role or fill in Thornton's old role. If the Sox decide to keep Jenks, then he would slide into another hole in the bullpen. It's a win/win situation.

This could be the defining moment of young Frasor's career. It could be a nice homecoming for a local kid done good. Unlike Rob Mackowiak's return to the area, Jason has a defined role that is club ready. Think about it KW.

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