16 Dec 2010
Buster Olney is reporting that the Red Sox have signed Bobby “I’m Huge” Jenks to a 2 year, $12mm deal. Did I mention that Jenks is massive?
He is a power pitcher with a mean hook. But 2010 wasn’t his best season. He can still strike out a ton of people (62 in 52 ip in 2010), so he is yet another power arm joining Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon. This is a lot of cash for a pitcher who blew a bunch of saves last season but they must feel it is a reasonable risk, especially at only 2 years.
Now the Red Sox need a lefty and perhaps a long-relief type pitcher unless they have Tim Wakefield penciled in for that.