This Date In Royals History–July 23, 2011

2011: The Royals scored one run in the ninth to tie the game, then won it with a run in the bottom of the 10th, defeating Tampa Bay 5-4 at Kauffman Stadium.Facing Rays reliever Kyle Farnsworth in the ninth, Chris Getz walked with one out. Alcides Escobar grounded into a force out, but Alex Gordon slammed a double into right-center and Escobar sped around the bases with the tying...
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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...
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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

A “Bitter” Kyle Farnsworth Cut By The New York Mets

Thanks again to Travis Jaudon.  We always appreciate your posts.  Be sure to check Travis out: @JaudonSports on Twitter  Website | Sport By TravisPhoto Credit: Link 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...
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May 15, 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...
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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

Mets release Farnsworth a day after demoting him from closer job

Two days after saving a game as Mets closer against the rival Yankees, veteran righthanded reliever Kyle Farnsworth has been released by the team, sources said. Farnsworth recorded his third save of the year in a victory Monday against the Yankees but was told he would no longer be the closer the next day. The release is surprising in that Farnsworth had improved markedly from...
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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

Familia Could Replace Farnsworth As Mets Closer

It seems like eons since the Mets were back in Spring Training given all the ups and downs we’ve endured during the first two months of the regular season. One of the players I was very excited about for the upcoming 2014 season, was starter-turned-reliever, Jeurys Familia. The hard-throwing 24-year old came into camp fresh off a dominating performance in Winter Ball that had more...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s time to make some tough decisions about the Mets’ bullpen

Let’s go back to Mid-March when the Mets’ front office, as well as fans, thought of the Mets potential bullpen as a strength rather than a weakness as it had been in past years. Opening Series came and went. Bobby Parnell went down, three losses, and eleven runs were allowed by the bullpen. The bullpen was deemed a complete disgrace and a weakness to an already poor team. Unlike...
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The purple Kool-Aid tastes great, but there are still concerns for the Colorado Rockies

The Rockies have been exciting in 2014.Put down the purple Kool-Aid. Just for one minute.When Charlie Culberson laced the Kyle Farnsworth pitch over the center field wall at Coors Field on Saturday night, it brought back a feeling fans of the Colorado Rockies haven't had for a while. Sure, the Rockies had a fun April in 2013. They looked like a team that might surprise some people...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets say Kyle Farnsworth to remain closer

The New York Mets felt rather confident going into the 2014 campaign at closer given they had Bobby Parnell available to shut the door. However, after Parnell was deemed out for the year, the Mets have struggled to find a replacement. The dumpster fire has continued all the way to aging reliever Kyle Farnsworth, who on Saturday night, blew a save against the Colorado Rockies. Given...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets say Farnsworth health OK

Although Kyle Farnsworth was briefly hunched over in the tunnel to the clubhouse and shaking his forearm postgame after converting Monday's save, the Mets say the newly installed closer actually is "fine." The 38-year-old Farnsworth willingly had acknowledged flexing his forearm after his first save since succeeding Jose Valverde as closer, but suggested that merely...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Farnsworth is now the New York Mets closer

As reported by Marc Carig, Kyle Farnsworth will take over closing duties for the New York Mets.Farnsworth, 38, has just 54 career saves to his name, 25 of which came in Tampa in 2011. But he also has 43 blown saves to his name, which are more evenly spread across his career. Topping at six just twice, including in 2011.
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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