Bobby Jenks did not have kind words for the White Sox or manager Ozzie Guillen upon his departure.
Updated: December 29, 2010 2:10PM
Former White Sox closer Bobby Jenks fired on his old team and, in particular, Ozzie Guillen in a recent story by MLB.com’s Scott Merkin.
His comments didn’t go unnoticed.
Oney Guillen, Ozzie’s son, has tweeted back in defense.
Jenks, who signed a 2-year, $12 million deal to be the setup reliever for the Red Sox, told Merkin: “Why would I come back to that negativity? I’m looking forward to playing for a manager who knows how to run a bullpen.”
Jenks also questioned Guillen’s trust in him.
Oney Guillen posted several responses via Twitter, using explicit language in some: “i thought u were a man not some punk who runs away and talks [b.s.]. u coward. say it to there face when u were with them”
Oney also posted: “and u say the manager didnt trust u? he kept putting ur fat [---] there and u kept blowing it, he never took u away from that role unreal”
The Twitter posts turned personal as Oney Guillen pointed out some of Jenks’ off-the-field issues.
In case you’re wondering: The White Sox first game vs. the Red Sox is May 30 in Boston; the Red Sox play in Chicago on July 29.