Friday, May 2, 2008

Turnbow DFA

To complete the rags to riches back to rags story Brewer fans have witnessed the past few season: The Brewers designated ex closer Derrick Turnbow for assignment this morning.

Joe Dillon is to join the team in Houston tonight in Turnbow's place.

The Brewers have 10 days to either trade Turnbow, release him or (should he accept) demote him to Triple-A Nashville. If T-Bow declines, he would become a free agent. As the article indicates, a trade looks unlikely for this former All-Star due to both recent struggles his $3.2 million salary.

I'm not going on too much of a limb in predicting he'll be a free agent in the near future.

The reliever's tenure as a Brewer was a rocky one, chock full of tremendous ups and ugly downs. I'm sure he'll catch on somewhere, but doubtfully never as a closer again. Happy trails, Derrick.


Blogger scott said...

According to the block heads, he's already getting looks from teams. What we will get in return is up in the air. I believe he can lure a decent trade for someone who is hard up for a closer (Nats) or a team that could use a moderate set-up.

May 2, 2008 11:34 PM  
Blogger Jared said...

I expect he'll be in Nashville after he isn't picked up by another team on waivers or traded and he accepts the assignment. Why would he give up $3 million plus?

May 3, 2008 11:04 AM  

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