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    Turnbow DFA

    Just saw it on Rotoworld.

    The $3.2 million price tag is a little steep for a guy who needs work, but his K/9 has been eye-popping for several years.

    Would you take a flyer on him?

    I probably would, but then again, I'm a sucker for power bullpen arms, even ones with control problems.

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    Re: Turnbow DFA

    He's Kyle Farnsworth with a better temperament. I'd pass. I don't want him taking innings from somebody we've already got. I'm guessing he ends up in Philly.
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    Re: Turnbow DFA

    Todd Coffey with less control (and more heat). I'd probably pass.
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    Re: Turnbow DFA

    Wow. Success as a reliever is fleeting, isn't it.

    This guy was rescued from the scrapheap, worked his way to closer and then lost it in what...3 years?
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    Re: Turnbow DFA

    If we could get him on a split major/minor-league deal with a promise to bring him up once he had some success at the AAA level, I'd be willing. I'm sure he would enjoy going up against the Brewers several times/year.

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    Re: Turnbow DFA

    when he was throwing the other night against Chicago he was topping at 90-91 with no command. He's either injured or finished.
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    Re: Turnbow DFA

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    when he was throwing the other night against Chicago he was topping at 90-91 with no command. He's either injured or finished.
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    Re: Turnbow DFA

    good move by the Brewers

    Turnbow's as unreliable as they come
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    Re: Turnbow DFA

    He is really, really bad. Assuming no one picks him up (I doubt they will), no harm signing him to a minor league deal, but I certainly don't expect much.

    There's generally no harm in signing anyone to a minor league deal.

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    Re: Turnbow DFA

    I think I read that assuming he wasn't claimed, he would be back in AAA. If he refused his assignment, it would make him a FA where he would forfeit his salary
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    Re: Turnbow DFA

    I'd think Colorado would take a flyer on him with Corpas struggling as he is they could use a set up guy for Fuentes.

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    Re: Turnbow DFA

    I would only pick him up if he would go to AAA first.

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    Re: Turnbow DFA

    Believe it or not (and this is the 1st time I can say this in a long time), there isn't 1 arm in the Reds bullpen I would swap out for Turnbow.

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    Re: Turnbow DFA

    If his velocity is down to 90, then I'd probably stay away after all.

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    Re: Turnbow DFA

    No way. Even in the year the guy was in the All-Star game, the guy's been horrible for three years.


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