Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 6/13/12

A peculiar story from Nick Cafardo this afternoon: The Sox and Bobby Jenks are working on a contract settlement.

Of course, Jenks wasn't going to pitch for the team again anyway. After his DUI in March, not to mention his major back surgery, his Red Sox career was done. But I'm a little surprised to see that there will be a buyout. 

What grounds do the Red Sox have? Why would Jenks accept anything less than the full $6 million he is "owed"? He certainly has no reason to become a free agent -- I can't see him catching on with another team this year and pitching. 

There must be some legal ramifications possible from his trouble in Spring Training, otherwise he should just sit back and collect his paychecks.

Either way, it was a disgusting signing. Jenks was atrocious when he wasn't hurt -- and he was mostly hurt. Yet another example of a deal that was widely thought to be amazing by analysts -- Baseball Prospectus even praised it in this year's book, saying they were getting a tremendous bargain for one year of him at $6 million -- that turned out to be an abomination.


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