The deal was reached with the understanding that Kolb would go into a setup role for Derrick Turnbow, a waiver claim who broke through as one of the top closers in the league last season, matching Kolb's club record of 39 saves set in '04.
Okay, hyperventilating about $2 million of somebody else's money aside, I guess it's not too bad. Turnbow has been injury-prone in the past, and it's foolish to expect that he'll be healthy all year. I wouldn't mind handing off the job to Matt Wise or potentially Capellan if Turnbow went down, but I suppose a revivified Kolb fits the bill as well. It's still going to be one of the best bullpens in the game, and one of the cheapest, at that.