Friday, May 2, 2008
The Brewers decided today to designate former All-Star Derrick Turnbow. Turnbow is 0-1 with a 15.63 ERA in eight games this season, so you can see where the Brewers are coming from. Turnbow was 7-1 with a 1.69 ERA in 2005, but is 17-16 with a 4.30 ERA with 65 saves in 257 games with the Angels and Brewers. Finding him a middle relief role to find his stuff is the only way for him to break out of his funk, and I think a team will give him that opportunity very soon.
The Tigers seem like a good option, who could use a late inning reliever. The Cubs' Kerry Wood continues to be inconsistent, but moving Carlos Marmol out of the effective role he is in now might limit Marmol's outings. Adding Turnbow to the late inning spot would be a good option. Other teams that seem like good fits include the Rangers, Yankees, and Royals.