Tuesday, April 05, 2005

The Victim of More Bad Management

An anonymous comment below points out that the Devil Rays designated Michael Restovich for assignment today, after signing Charles Johnson. This means the club has 10 days to trade, release, or put him through waivers. But did you see why he's been DFA'd?

Count the pitchers on their 25-man roster.

Just because the Rays would rather carry 12 pitchers and Eduardo Perez instead of keeping Michael Restovich doesn't make me wrong. If the club has Travis Lee at 1st base, backed up by a 35 year-old Perez as the primary RHB off the bench, Alex Gonzalez at 3rd base, no corner OF reserves, and 12 pitchers on the roster but can't find a spot for Restovich, that's all just a poor reflection on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

But then they are the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, aren't they?

If we start pointing to decisions made by the Devil Rays to justify moves made by Twins management, look out--we're in trouble.


At 4/05/2005 8:23 PM, Anonymous bjhess said...

Soooo...if the Twins traded for Restovich would they have to carry him on the Major League roster? Do they get like a 1 time option where they could ship him to Rochester until the Nick-Punto-experiment is over?

At 4/05/2005 11:40 PM, Anonymous Jenn said...


If they don't have twelve pitchers they will just need to carry five catchers.

At 4/06/2005 9:43 AM, Blogger SBG said...

I think that Restovich has to be just a little frustrated right now.

At 4/08/2005 3:00 PM, Blogger frightwig said...

Jenn, your Gardy logic is impeccable. Have you considered getting into the field of baseball management? :)


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