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Rays sign Farnsworth

Posted on: January 12, 2011 11:53 am
Edited on: January 13, 2011 4:23 pm
 
Kyle Farnsworth Well, nobody said rebuilding a bullpen would be easy -- and the Rays have proven that, signning rigth-hander Kyle Farnsworth to a one-year deal with an option, ESPN's Buster Olney tweets .

According to Olney (via Twitter ), Farnsworth will make $3.25 million and could be worth $6 million over two years.

The Rays will be Farnsworth's sixth team. He pitched for the Royals and Braves last season, going 3-2 with a 3.34 ERA with 61 strikeouts in 64 2/3 innings. Farnsworth is a hard-thrower, but hasn't shown the ability to pitch in his 12 seasons in the big leagues.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Comments

Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2011 1:48 pm
 

Rays sign Farnsworth

 really can not figure out why Farnsworth can be rewarded always with big contracts...



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Rays sign Farnsworth

Sorry Philly fan I`d give you a pass since you have to watch Brad Lidge douse the infield with gasoline nowdays.  Homegames in the worst field ever will be somewhat low attendance, except the Red sawx & Yankees series...speaking of which how do ya think ol Fartsworth is gonna do against them???   Best moment will be when the Devil Dogs manager Madden goes out to get him what cate little trick will he use to yell at umps.



Since: Jul 8, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Rays sign Farnsworth

If a reliever comes out of the bullpen and no one is in the stands to see him... In that stadium, Farnsworth can do what he does best - throw it hard and throw is straight, b/c hitting it out isn't easy.  And there won't be any crowd noise to distract Farnsworth or any of the other players.  



Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2011 9:42 am
 

Rays sign Farnsworth

Hey thunderfister.......you are 50% right.  Average player with an EXTRAORDINARY arm.  Kyle has always had a FANTASTIC arm but not the mental side to keep it together.  Last year was his first year in a while since his Cubs days that he showed signs of using the ability.  Make no joke....he CAN throw.  It has always been Kyle that holds him back.



Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2011 8:00 am
 

Rays sign Farnsworth

Wow, what a huge story.  This guy is an average player with an average arm.  When he played for the Yankees and came out of the bullpen with the Yankees leading, only to blow the lead, it was obvious he lost his stuff.  This seemed like it happened every time Kyle took the mound mand the mayor gave him the nickname "Fartsworth" because he stunk up the stadium every time he pitched.  Good luck Tampa, you just weakened you pitching staff by adding the bum!Laughing



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2011 1:48 am
 

Rays sign Farnsworth

The way things are going if I were the Rays I would have just invited a bunch of journeymen relievers to spring training and have them earn spots as the reliivers and closer during spring training. Instead they waste over 3 mil on Farnsworth, they could have gotten 3 somewhat dependable veteran names for that price if they waited it out a bit longer.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2011 7:56 pm
 

Rays sign Farnsworth

Hey Starblazer, how do you get a job with the Rays?

My dad is retired and was lucky enough to get in when they first started.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Rays sign Farnsworth

Why not just poison the team?  Farnsworth is a bum and NEVER comes through when you need him.  Every team this guy pitches for seems to fail to live up to expectations, and I can't believe there's so much $$$ in baseball he will get 3.25 million to pitch for anybody. It kind of makes me sad, and wonder what the hell is wrong with this country that these mediocre baseball throwers earn a lifetime of money in one year, while real workers lose their homes. Go figure!



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2011 6:11 pm
 

Rays sign Farnsworth

Hey Starblazer, how do you get a job with the Rays?



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Rays sign Farnsworth

Classic, good luck with Kylie Fartsworth cheap ass Devil Dogs!  Props to Buster Olney for calling him what he is a candy ass jobber who wows the radar gun, but can`t be counted on to get key outs at all.  It`s not so much an inability to pitch, this guy is a pussy! 
I hope the Rays genius manager has fun when he`s at the mound staring into Fartsworthlesses glasses(what a GEEK!)  He will get his sorry ass kicked in the AL East all over again.  Can`t wait to see the Yanks & even Red Sawx batter this turd.  You suck Fartsworth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 


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