Semi-pro football star Kyle Farnsworth still has the itch to pitch

Kyle Farnsworth certainly understands the curiosity as to why he’s spent the last several months playing semi-pro football in Orlando, but for the longtime major-league pitcher, the answer to the question on everyone’s mind isn’t especially complicated. “I don’t want to look back and wish I would have done something,” Farnsworth told FOX Sports in a phone interview Thursday...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Farnsworth makes transition from baseball diamond to gridiron

When Orlando Phantoms coach Michael Torres was scanning the list of players who had registered to try out for his Central Florida-based semi-pro football team last summer, there was one name that made him do a double-take. Listed among the 116 prospective players was a guy named Kyle Farnsworth. Like, that Kyle Farnsworth. And apparently he was serious about playing defensive end...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-MLB Pitcher Kyle Farnsworth Now Dominating As Defensive Lineman In Florida

We’ve seen plenty of football players try their hand at baseball, with varying results. But it takes a mean dude to go from the diamond to the gridiron. Then again, Kyle Farnsworth is a pretty mean dude. Farnsworth carved out a 16-year major league career as a flame-throwing relief pitcher, playing for 11 teams — including the New York Yankees and...
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss


  Some of us take a bit longer than others to find our true calling in life. Perhaps Kyle Farnsworth fits that bill. Farnsworth, who spent 16 years in the Major Leagues pitching for 11 teams — 10 if you count his two separate stints with the Braves as one team, but much like Grover Cleveland’s presidencies we are counting them as different entities — has done so in his retirement...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Cubs Flamethrower Is Now Sacking Quarterbacks

Kyle Farnsworth was known for a lot of things during his 16 MLB seasons. Mostly for cleaning up his nightlife act after six seasons with the Chicago Cubs, being a hard throwing reliever and for this epic tackle; After a hit like that an eventual career in football should be no surprise to anyone. Finding Success In A New Sport Farnsworth is no longer slinging fastballs in the...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: How Many Games Will The Mets Win This Season?

Mets Lifer asks… Will the Mets finally have a winning season in 2015, or considering the lack of significant upgrades this offseason, are we to expect another 79 win season as FanGraphs projected for us? Do you think we can squeak into the postseason? Andre replies… An 85-77 record this year seems like a pretty reasonable mid-ground bet. Let me explain. If not for Jose Valverde...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: projecting the bullpen

Prior to last season, the New York Mets felt the need to try to bolster their bullpen by signing some seasoned veterans. In the end Kyle Farnsworth, Jose Valverde and John Lannan weren’t solid veteran arms as they were expected to be. Farnsworth and Valverde were released and Lannan spent most of the season in the minor leagues. Instead, the biggest contributors were guys like...
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Early Bullpen Failures Led To Deep Hole

Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal pointed out a staggering statistic a few days ago. The Mets opened the season 10-20 in one-run games, finishing at 26-29. After that horrible stretch at the beginning of the season, they went 16-9 in one-run games down the stretch. It’s no surprise that the turnaround occurred around the time that Jenrry Mejia was installed as the teams...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s time for the MLB to shorten the season

The Mets have traded Ike Davis, released Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde, put Bobby Parnell on the DL to have Tommy John’s Surgery, moved from last place to third place to fourth place in about two weeks, promoted and demoted Rafael Montero, demoted and then premoted Travis d’Arnaud, put starting pitchers Jon Niese and Dillon Gee on the DL and activated them, and done much...
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Players of the Month – May Edition

As many of us know, the month of May wasn’t a spectacular one for our Mets, as they went 11-18. After a solid month of April in which the Mets went 15-10, May was a huge disappointment. The excitement of the team had dwindled down and it seemed that we had returned to our losing ways of past seasons. However, the Mets made some improvements and tweaks to the roster, releasing...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Farnsworth Signs Major League Deal With Astros

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Houston Astros have signed righthander Kyle Farnsworth to a major league deal. The Mets released Farnsworth earlier in the week before his 45 day advance consent clause was set to expire, saving the team $750K for the rest of the season.   “Hopefully, I’ll find a team to play against this team,” said a very bitter Farnsworth, who...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros news: Kyle Farnsworth becomes Houston's top reliever

Astros beat writer Brian McTaggart announced via Twitter Saturday morning that the Astros had in fact signed former New York Met Kyle Farnsworth to a major league deal. While the terms of the contract have yet to be announced, we do know that Farnsworth will join the team immediately as they face off against the Washington Nationals today. has learned the Astros...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros sign Kyle Farnsworth, option Paul Clemens to Triple-A

The Houston Astros have signed free agent relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth. Farnsworth was recently let go by the New York Mets, even though he had pitched fairly well. The Mets cut Farnsworth in an effort to avoid paying him a salary for the full season. Farnsworth has a 3.18 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP in 17 inning of work. He has a 10/6 K/BB ratio this season. With the Astros it could...
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Kyle Farnsworth Rumors Heat Up

One day, Kyle Farnsworth was closing games for the New York Mets. Just forty eight hours later, he was released. Since then, his landing spot has been of major question, with the Phillies being possible contenders. Now, according to a few sources, there's a chance he'll be in Philadelphia by...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Kyle Farnsworth close to signing with Reds or Phillies

After being released by the New York Mets two days ago, reliever Kyle Farnsworth is close to finding a new home.Jim Duquette of MLB Network is being told by two sources that Farnsworth is close to finalizing a major-league deal with either the Cincinnati Reds or Philadelphia Phillies.#488360961 / gettyimages.comWith the Mets this season, the 38-year-old Farnsworth went 0-3 with a...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Free Agent Reliever Kyle Farnsworth Help The Phillies?

When Kyle Farnsworth made his major league debut, I was in high school. I graduated high school 15 years ago. The Cubs lineup during his debut included Mark Grace batting third, Sammy Sosa batting cleanup, and featured a Mickey Morandini appearance for the Cubs. I was surprised enough that Farnsworth...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets News: Kyle Farnsworth cut

The New York Mets have parted ways with former closer and big-league veteran Kyle Farnsworth. The Mets optioned Farnsworth to AAA Las Vegas after Wednesday night's game, but Farnsworth, according to Danny Knobler, is "very bitter" over the move.A "bitter" Farnsworth wants one more chance after being cut by NYM.Via Keith Allison The 38 year old Farnsworth was tabbed to be the Mets...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Activate Josh Edgin To Replace Farnsworth

As expected, the Mets announced LHP Josh Edgin has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas and will be in the the bullpen for Thursday’s Subway Series finale and will wear uniform No. 66. He of course replaces Kyle Farnsworth. Edgin was 3-0 with a 4.97 ERA in 17 appearances for Las Vegas and allowed 16 hits and 11 walks while striking out 12 in 12.2 innings. Last season with the...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Farewell Farnsworth Edition

Here are some quotes from one time Mets middle reliever/closer/scrapheap pickup Kyle Farnsworth as reported by Mark Puma of the New York Post after learning of his release: “I am very bitter right now,” And Dan Knobler , from ESPN New York also got this nugget from Farnsworth “Hopefully I’ll find a team where I can play against this one,” Kyle I am sorry but you should...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Digging into the decision to outright Kyle Farnsworth

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...
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets outright Kyle Farnsworth off roster to avoid guaranteeing salary

Kyle Farnsworth has pitched as well as one could imagine for the New York Mets this season. Still it was not enough for the team to guarantee his salary for the season. On Wednesday night the Mets optioned Farnsworth to Triple-A. Now the pitcher can either choose to accept the assignment or become a free agent. According to the Star Ledger Farnsworth has described himself as ...
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Farnsworth Bitter After Mets Outright Him

The Mets have released righthanded reliever Kyle Farnsworth, who up until three days ago was given a vote of confidence by Terry Collins as the team’s closer. Farnsworth signed a 45-day consent waiver and the Mets had until Saturday to release him and only have to pay him for 45 days, saving them $750,000. He could choose an assignment to Vegas, but that’s highly unlikely....
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sports Recap for May 14, 2014

You know the drill, I give you the latest in sports, and you send me diamonds and Chipotle. Just kidding. But you still can if you want. Mets released Kyle Farnsworth. And only two days after saving a game. That’s awesome.  courtesy Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports Steve Kerr is now coaching the Golden State Warriors. $25 million bones, SON! courtesy Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Release Kyle Farnsworth

The Mets have released righthanded reliever Kyle Farnsworth, who up until three days ago was given a vote of confidence by Terry Collins as the team’s closer. Farnsworth could choose an assignment in Vegas, but that’s highly unlikely. When asked if he was bitter, Farnsworth responded, “Yes, really bitter. Hopefully I find a team to play against this team.” Looks like Josh...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite yesterday’s victory, the New York Mets still have changes to be made

If there ever was such a thing as a “must-win” game in the 36th game of the season, the New York Mets had one yesterday. For 8.5 innings, they looked like the same old Mets we saw in Colorado, Miami and the first 2 games of the series against Philadelphia. The offense was invisible and the bullpen was inept. The Mets had lost 8 of 9 at the time and were severely threatening...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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