I saw on Sportscenter and Rotoworld that Kyle Farnsworth is expected to sign a contract with the Yankees in the next day or two for 3 years at $17 million. The price seems steep but it appears that this is the trend on the market this year and there was probably no other way around it as they would have overpaid for anybody that was available. I personally like the move and think that he is a good choice to bridge the gap to Mo. I think he'd be a solid replacement for Gordon and he showed improvement on his ERA (4.73 to 2.19), hits allowed (67 to 44), earned runs allowed (35 to 17), HR's allowed (10 to 5), BB (33 to 27), etc... in 3 and 1/3 more innings from 2004. I think the best sign is that his ERA was quite a bit lower this season than in the past and he allowed 29 fewer base runners. Hopefully this is the start of a trend and not a single season fluke (this is what worries me the most. The so called contract year performance enhancer). I've been reading here on Farnsworth in other posts and I think it's bronxbomber (sorry if it's not you, but my memory is failing me at the moment) has expressed concern over his struggles in the post season. We had the same problem with Gordon, and even Mo has faltered a couple of times. Not anyone is perfect. Lidge is another guy that I think everyone would agree is a great closer, but he blew his share of games this year, and some big ones in the playoffs. I doubted from the beginning that we would be able to lure one of the top free agent RP's (BJ Ryan) to the Bronx, especially with teams such as Toronto and Cleveland giving them the opportunity to close right away instead of waiting for Rivera to retire. Just thought I'd put in my two cents and hope to hear yours guy's opinions.