Buster Olney, ESPN:
[Jenks has] been told he'll be a set-up man in 2011 and will have a chance to be the closer after Papelbon is replaced.Well, the starkness of that comment is very interesting to read in December. Papelbon will be a free agent after the 2011 season and there is no way (in my opinion) the Red Sox will be signing him to either the years or the dollars he will expect/demand (Fruitbat money).
Joe Sheehan, SI:
Jenks for 2/12 is the best FA relief contract of the winter. Peripherals/skills are fine.