Purgatory Online

Monday, February 23, 2004

As it turns out, Derrick Turnbow can be sent to Triple-A this year, due to an unspecified loophole. This is a good deal - it gives the Angels a little more flexibility when dealing with the Sele-Ortiz-Shields conundrum - but ultimately they need to be careful that they don't send him down just because they can. If Aaron Sele can't make the rotation, I see no reason to put him in the bullpen in front of a live young arm like Turnbow's (assuming that Turnbow has a decent spring training).