Russell James wrote:Gagne threw what looked like a softball to Fukodome. I knew it was gone when the pitch left his hand. This guy obviously rose that HGH train. I have been picking up Turnbow in all of my leagues because I don't believe Gagne will last too long.
I'd be careful in assuming so quickly that the ball would be handed over to Turnbow automatically in the event of a switch. He, himself, has been mediocre at best since his breakout campaign in 2005.
2005 - 7-1, 39 SV, 1.74 ERA, 1.08 WHIP
2006 - 4-9, 24 SV, 6.87 ERA, 1.69 WHIP
2007 - 4-5, 1 SV, 4.63 ERA, 1.32 WHIP
Needless to say, there's no certainty that Turnbow would fare any better at closer than Gagne. David Riske and Salomon Torres are also options, as well. Riske was just signed to a contract with performance bonuses for games finished...