Jacob Turner is Now Strangely a Cub
Which is why it was so surprising when the Marlins placed on Turner on waivers early this month. Their rationale for the move seems to be that they needed to clear a spot on their 40-man roster for 36-year old Brad Penny – last seen pitching horribly for the Giants in 2012. And being that they needed the spot, the Marlins worked out a deal with the Cubs for Turner, getting two over-aged pitchers in A-Ball in return.
When can’t think of another recent example of team giving up on a player so young and with so much pedigree for so little. There must be something else going on. Has Turner murdered somebody and arrest is imminent. Did he criticize owner Jeffry Loria’s art collection? (Or perhaps Penny has kidnapped Loria’s art collection.)