Friday, May 9, 2008

Turnbow Packing His Bags For Nashville

It became official today that the Brewers have out righted Derrick Turnbow to AAA Nashville. Unable to trade him for anything of value (perhaps some balls, bats and seeds wouldn't have been bad though) he will report on Monday to join the Sounds. Turnbow could have chosen to decline to go which would have made him a free agent, but then Turnbow would miss out on the $3.2 million the Brewers owe him. Turnbow was never really the same since his bobblehead doll night back in 2006 when he blew a save against the NY Mets. Somehow he did manage to earn an All-Star birth that season none the less. Here are Turnbow's awful 2008 numbers in eight outings this season, Turnbow is 0-1 with a 15.63 ERA, allowing 12 hits, 13 walks and 11 runs in 6 1/3 innings. The opposition is batting .414 against him.

Not sure if he will go into the closer role or what for the Sounds but perhaps he can somehow get his head on straight and find that awesomeness he had in 2005 and the first half of 2006. Only time will tell for Napoleon, errrr I mean Derrick.

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