Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tallet moved back to bullpen

After a prolonged stint as a member of the Blue Jays rotation, the club has decided to return Brian Tallet back to the bullpen. Tallet, originally earmarked to fill in for a few starts while injuries mounted up to the rotation, aids a taxed 'pen that sorely needs another left hander following the release of B.J. Ryan. The move was made possible because the Jays have four off days in the next three weeks so the club will use a 4 man rotation.

In 17 starts, the lefty posted a respectable 5-6 record with a 4.86 ERA. After a dazzling beginning to his tenure in the rotation, Tallet has battled control issues. Additionally, Tallet has already thrown 40 more innings than at any point in his major league career so that could be why he's been showing signs of wearing down.

With the early success of rookie lefty Marc Rzepczynski, Toronto would like to get an extended look to see how the 23 year old can do, making it easier for the Jays to move Tallet back into his customary role of long reliever.

For any team needing pitching help down the stretch, don't be surprised to hear rumours about the Blue Jays entertaining trade offers for the versatile Tallet.


jim mora jr. said...

smart move by the jays... tallet is too inconsistent... i'd like to see them bring back josh towers.

keep an eye on jim furyk tommorow! i think he will come away with the victory!

Jay McMahon said...

Mr. Harrison,

I would like your opinion on something.

Kevin Millar vs. Randy Ruiz

Besides being a 'comical' guy in the clubhouse, why the hell is Millar still on the roster and with a potential answer named; Randy Ruis toiling with Las Vegas. The guy has been ridiculous this year in AAA, has a touch of MLB experience and has really come into his own.


Michael Harrison said...

I must say when the Jays signed Millar I was very excited that we got a dependable veteran. The first month he was quite good too, but since then he has been rather awful unfortunately. Ruiz definitely has been on fire in Las Vegas with 19 bombs. There's a chance he'll get called up if Millar gets traded, which is a distinct possibility.