Thursday, January 1, 2009

Wave Bye Bye to Two More Closers

Derrick Turnbow has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Texas Rangers, while Brian Fuentes will fill the K-Rod void for the Angels.  Turnbow's deal is a one year deal worth $925,000 (as long as he makes the big league club), with another $325,000 in incentives.  Fuentes was seeking a $30 million deal, but settled for a two-year $17.5 million, with a $9 million option for 2011.

There's two more closers gone.  Are we ever going to take action on this front?  I'm beginning to fear not.  Get used to the thought of relying on Rodney and Zumaya, and maybe Miner if he doesn't make the starting rotation.

No, there's still time.  It'll be ok, right?  Please reassure me that we will indeed pursue and sign a closer at some point this off-season.

I still like Trumbull and Michigan's idea of signing Smoltz as our closer.  Now, it's even more appealing as our options dwindle.

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