Thursday, May 5, 2011

Jenks & Wheeler To DL

Just days after assuring The Nation that the bullpen would straighten itself out, Theo Epstein jettisoned his two highest profile acquisitions—Bobby Jenks and Dan Wheeler—to the faux DL. For all the brilliance Epstein has shown on trade and free agent signings over the years, he has never really figured out how to compile a 'first-to-last' bullpen corps. There have been successes, to be sure, but almost all of his most dismal failures have been of the reliever variety.

Once again, we may be witnessing the meltdown of his best intentions. Rich Hill and Scott Atchison will come up to fill in for the Fenway Flu victims.

(April 4, 2011 - Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images North America)