Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

As was reported earlier, Kyle Farnsworth has been named the new Mets closer by Terry Collins. Jose Valverde lost the job after a series of dreadful outings in which he allowed four home runs in his last three appearances. At 38, Farnsworth has closed on two previous occasions in his 16 year major league career which includes 54 saves and 43 blown saves. The veteran righthander...
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Valverde Out As Closer, Farnsworth To Takeover Saves Role

10:15 AM Update: Kyle Farnsworth has been named the new Mets closer by Terry Collins. Valverde will not be used in any critical situations for now. 8:45 AM It was another rough outing for Jose Valverde, who gave up a three-run homer in the ninth to Justin Upton in Saturday’s 7-5 loss. He has now allowed four home runs in his last three appearances, including back to back homers...
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Kyle Farnsworth, early season savior

The Mets’ signing of Kyle Farnsworth during the offseason came with little fanfare. It was a classic Sandy Alderson veteran player signing; bring in a veteran on a minor league contract and have him fight for a spot on the team. However, as spring training progressed, unlike last year’s signings of Marlon Byrd and Latroy Hawkins, Farnsworth appeared to be on the verge of the...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets recall Kyle Farnsworth from Triple-A

Relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth was unable to make the New York Mets roster out of spring training but has already been summoned to the major league level. Farnsworth will occupy a spot in middle relief for the Mets after showing decreased velocity this spring, throwing in the 87-89 mph range. The Mets previously had cut Farnsworth during spring training only to re-sign him to a minor...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets add Kyle Farnsworth to the bullpen

Kyle Farnsworth had been slated to begin the season at Triple-A after signing a minor-league deal with the Mets, but Bobby Parnell‘s elbow injury opened up a spot in the bullpen. Jose Valverde is expected to take over as the Mets’ closer, but they’ve recalled Farnsworth from the minors to fill a setup role. And if/when Valverde struggles it wouldn’t be a surprise to see...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Farnsworth, Wilmer Flores To Join Team In NY

The Mets will be adding Kyle Farnsworth to the 40 man roster to replace Bobby Parnell who is headed to the disabled list with a partial MCL tear in his right elbow. The Mets are also calling up Wilmer Flores to replace Daniel Murphy who will be placed on paternity leave after celebrating the birth of his son on Monday. He’ll miss up to three days beginning on Wednesday. By adding...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Farnsworth might be near the end of the road

The New York Mets took a flier on veteran relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth this off-season. Hoping that Farnsworth would discover some more life on his fastball and bring some stability to the back of their bullpen, it sounds like the New York Mets are getting ready to cut ties and move on to other options. From Adam Rubin of Farnsworth, 37, has a contract out on Sunday...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Farnsworth agrees to minor league deal with Mets

Reliever Kyle Farnsworth has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets and will report to spring training as a non-roster player. The 37-year-old right-hander was 3-1 with two saves and a 4.70 ERA in 48 games last year with Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh, which signed him in August after he was released by the Rays. His fastball averaged 95-98 mph early in the season, according...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball’s Hottest Wives Nominee: Shayla Pert Farnsworth

Shayla Pert Farnsworth, wife of Tampa Bay Rays reliever Kyle Farnsworth, is our latest nominee for Baseball’s Hottest Wives, 2012.  Shayla and Kyle married in 2008 and you can see lots of great wedding pictures of the couple here.  Shayla burst onto the TV scene in 2011 when she appeared on the Baseball Wives television series with Anna Benson and other ex-baseball player wives...
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July 15, 2012  |  1 Comment

Rays' Farnsworth could miss Opening Day

Tampa Bay Rays closer Kyle Farnsworth reportedly has a sore right elbow and may not be ready for Opening Day. Farnsworth went to see a doctor on Tuesday to have his throwing elbow checked, the Tampa Tribune reported. The team said nothing would be definitive until Wednesday or Thursday. The newspaper speculated that Farnsworth would go on the disabled list since it is so close...
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April 03, 2012  |  Discuss

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