Late Wednesday night the Mets cut ties with Kyle Farnsworth, saving the remainder of his contract and earning the ire of the veteran reliever. The Mets are off the hook for the rest of his $1 million contract. What they did was perfectly within their rights but it seems like nothing more than a financially-motivated, penny-pinching move – one that left Farnsworth understandably upset. Here’s how Mike Puma of the New York Post reported it:
Asked about his plans, Farnsworth said, “Hopefully find a team to play against this team.”
He added: “I’m very bitter right now.”
Farnsworth had been the team’s closer for a while this season, taking over for Jose Valverde, who took over for Bobby Parnell. In his last game with the club, which happened on May 12, Farnsworth worked a scoreless ninth inning and picked up his third save of the year.
The veteran had a 3.18 ERA, compared to a 3.86 ERA for Mets’ relievers as a group. He did have one weakness in his game in that he was not suited ...