There have been recent reports that the Red Sox are on the verge of signing right-handed reliever Bobby Jenks.
Jenks is a behemoth with closer-caliber stuff who was non-tendered by the Chicago White Sox earlier in the offseason. He’s had high K rates and low HR rates throughout his career, and could be a terrific addition to the Red Sox bullpen.
Nothing is done yet, so we’ll monitor this one.
Rob Bradford tells us that an agreement is in place: $12 million over 2 years.
As of right now, on paper, this appears to be one of the best Red Sox teams ever assembled in my lifetime. The caveat is that they still need to actually play the games, but on paper, the talent on this team in on par with the 2004 team.
This team is engineered to win the World Series.