Just Say No To Turnbow

New York Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson before a Mets/Devil Rays spring training game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.Image via Wikipedia

Derrick Turnbow was designated for assignment by the Milwaukee Brewers and some stories have surfaced in the media that the Mets management is considering picking him up. The Brewers transaction took place on May 2nd and they have 10 days to trade him, place him on release waivers, or send him outright to the minors. Turnbow has no options so he could refuse an assignment to the minors.

The bottom line with him is that this is the third consecutive season that he’s been really bad. The Mets really don’t need another project on their hands in the bullpen. Rick Peterson has his hands full as it is.

“The Jacket” needs to concentrate on Jorge Sosa, Aaron Heilman, and Oliver Perez. There isn’t room for another problem pitcher. We all know about the famous line about how he could fix Victor Zambrano in ten minutes. He couldn’t do that… and he can’t fix Turnbow in ten minutes either.

Be Sociable, Share!

4 thoughts on “Just Say No To Turnbow

  1. Scottie-B New Yawk

    I'd like to know the difference in time spent with Peterson and bullpen pitchers–compared to Peterson and starting rotation. The confidence level between the two is unacceptable, with pitchers such as Heilman giving-up more home-runs than a Spankees fan can count. I can write a lot about the Notre Dame graduate, however, I do not feel like leaving my office with smoke flying from my ears. O. Perez will get his act together, because there's only so much time that can pass with him portraying the body language of a beaten man. I truly hope that Willie slows-down with his excuses for the club – and begins to make his players take-on more accountability. Cmon Mets, Let's Go.

    1. Dave Doyle

      Scottie,Good comments. Specifically, the point about accountability is a good one. I don't expect Willie to rip anyone while speaking to the media. But I would like to hear him say that Heilman, Sosa, (insert name here) didn't get the job done on a certain day. Willie's too much of an apologist for my liking. I understand that he wants to "protect" his players, but at some point he just needs to say that someone did a bad job.

  2. Scottie-B New Yawk

    I'd like to know the difference in time spent with Peterson and bullpen pitchers–compared to Peterson and starting rotation. The confidence level between the two is unacceptable, with pitchers such as Heilman giving-up more home-runs than a Spankees fan can count. I can write a lot about the Notre Dame graduate, however, I do not feel like leaving my office with smoke flying from my ears. O. Perez will get his act together, because there's only so much time that can pass with him portraying the body language of a beaten man. I truly hope that Willie slows-down with his excuses for the club – and begins to make his players take-on more accountability. Cmon Mets, Let's Go.

  3. Dave Doyle

    Scottie,Good comments. Specifically, the point about accountability is a good one. I don't expect Willie to rip anyone while speaking to the media. But I would like to hear him say that Heilman, Sosa, (insert name here) didn't get the job done on a certain day. Willie's too much of an apologist for my liking. I understand that he wants to "protect" his players, but at some point he just needs to say that someone did a bad job.

Comments are closed.