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Postby luckygehrig » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:16 am

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.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:50 am

I just don't like Farnsworth in New York. I don't think it's going to work.
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Postby ThatDude » Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:36 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:I just don't like Farnsworth in New York. I don't think it's going to work.


im about 95% positive of it

his frat boy attitude + NY nightlife + NY media = a ticking time bomb
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Postby disgruntledjetsfan » Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:07 pm

Well he has had one very good year, and he was in a fairly big market in detroit, so I think it could work (at least I hope)....
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Postby ThatDude » Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:27 pm

Detroit is a big market?


he was in a much bigger market than Detroit for 6 years as a Cub, and he had a few good years and a few bad years there. he left Chicago because he wanted a shot at closing, something he certainly wont get in NY


he could be really good or really bad. my guess is that he cracks under the media attention. and dont be surprised if he beats the everliving mess out of someone, just ask this schlub

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Postby WharfRat » Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:35 pm

ThatDude wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:I just don't like Farnsworth in New York. I don't think it's going to work.


im about 95% positive of it

his frat boy attitude + NY nightlife + NY media = a ticking time bomb


Well put.
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