Jim Margalus of Sox Machine gives his thoughts on the Jesse Crain signing.
Folks, we’ve seen awful signings. This ain’t it.
It just ain’t safe either, but that almost makes it better, because it means the Sox continue to carry out their offseason strategy. It’s not an elegent [sic] plan. Plainly put, it’s costly as hell and just as risky, but once you get past those two factors, it’s totally legit.
Jesse Crain is the exact kind of in his prime arm to spend some money on for the bullpen. He is in the mix at closer1 and gives the White Sox a second (relatively) known quantity along with Thornton. Add in Sale and Santos and the Sox have a decent bullpen.
- Although it’s Thornton’s job to lose [↩]