I always thought Bobby Jenks would be a cool person to drink with. I’m not much of a drinker myself as I haven’t had a cold one in eight months but frankly if Bobby Jenks were to come to my house and say lets drink I’d be up for that.
Well now it appears Jenks has stopped drinking or has at-least toned it down to the point where he has said he’s off the stuff.
I guess it’s best for Bobby. He lost 25 pounds this winter and even though he has been one of the better closers in baseball dating back to 2005 the White Sox and their fan base grew frustrated with his performance down the stretch last year.
Jenks and the White Sox avoided arbitration this winter agreeing on a $7.5 contract for the 2010 season. The team has Matt Thornton and JJ Putz in reserve should he stumble.
Being honest here Jenks has been one of the guys I’ve pulled for in recent years so I’m glad to see he’s making an effort to take care of himself.
Of course it will be interesting to see if Jenks worked out at all this winter as well or just opted to lose the weight by not drinking.