I haven't heard much about this guy going into the season. He's closing for a solid team and has shown the ability to get it done before. He also gives nice K potential compared to some of the other guys going around him (the Corderos, Hoffman, Wickman, etc.).
Then again, his conditioning is questionable, he's got a decent set-up man (McDougal) knocking on the door, and his 2nd half last year was less than inspiring.
I am staying away from Jenks this season, even though I am a White Sox fan. I expect similar numbers as last season. Meaning: a really good first half, followed by a god awful second half. If you are looking for high saves and k's, and are willing to put up with horrible era/whip (for a rp) than he's your man. He's a good option, I just don't want that kind of era and whip from my rp. Among the top 20 RP's from last season, only Lidge had a higher whip and era than Jenks.
Edit: Not that this matters, but I will always love him for being a stud in the 05 WS (even if he does have a drinking problem)
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From my drafts, Jenks usual goes around where Hoffman, Street, and Putz go. I'd rather pass on him and his associated risks and take my chances on a Lidge or Francisco Cordero couple of rounds later. And yea he is pretty fat.
by TheA'sFatLeadoffMan » Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:13 pm
Trainer of Dolphins wrote:I heard he's working on a knuckle ball
So are a million other guys, but the liklihood he ever develops one good enough to throw in an outing is slim to none, then again maybe I should rephrase that, because there's nothing slim about Bobby Jenks.
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