Purgatory Online

Thursday, February 19, 2004

The Orange County Register today is dismissive of the chances of a back-of-the-rotation controversy, saying that Ramon Ortiz is the odds-on favorite. I suspect that's how it will turn out, but I really doubt that the Angels will stick Sele in the bullpen without taking a hard look at him first.

Then again, the Register also says that "...if Sele and Shields are relievers, Derrick Turnbow might be looking at another season in Triple-A." Maybe so, but it probably won't be for the Angels. Turnbow is out of options; if he doesn't make the club out of spring training, he has to clear waivers before he can be returned to Salt Lake.