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Kyle Farnsworth opted out, may re-sign

Kyle Farnsworth opted out and became a free agent on Sunday. The team announced that he opted out of his contract after being told he would not make the Opening Day roster.


March 24, 10:00 a.m.: According to one report, Farnsworth will re-sign with the Mets and open the season in the minors (ESPN, March 24), but his agent said that he is yet to re-sign and no deal is in place (Cotillo 1, 2, March 24).

March 23, 5:30 pm: The Mets did not want to pay Farnsworth a $100,000 retention bonus to send him to the minors, though they are interested in bringing back as a free agent, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters on Sunday. Of course, Farnsworth will first look to sign with a different team with whom he may have a better chance of pitching in the big leagues this season.


The Mets signed Farnsworth, 37, to a minor-league deal this past off season.

He had a 5.63 ERA in seven appearances this spring, during which he allowed 10 hits and walked four batters.

Bobby Parnell, Vic Black, Jose Valverde, Jeurys Familia, Carlos Torres, Scott Rice and John Lannan are expected to be the team’s Opening Day bullpen.




80 comments
Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Time to leave the party, Kyle. The sad thing is the guy got a far more extended look than any of the kids who were competing for a spot. You know that Sandy was hoping for another Hawkins. I give you even money he returns at some point.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

Metsblog is working long and hard to have English go the way of Latin. 

metsfanman
metsfanman

Well at least they corrected "Farnsworth is opts out." Now we are left to read "Farnsworth exercise the out in his contract." There is also the sentence that ends with, "though they are interested in bringing back as a free agent." Not the finest day in Metsblog grammar history.  

Ian Roberts
Ian Roberts

Cerrone said on Twitter:  "they blew up our entire staff and changed our budgeting for all the blogs. it's been crazy. trying to do it all on fly." That's what happens when the Mets don't draw, the Big East goes to Fox Sports and all you've got left are Daily News reporters yelling at over-matched Madoff Network on-air staff. Who said Madoff isn't affecting everything Mets? Jeff Wilpon?

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

I wouldn't want that guy on my co-ed fat guy softball team.

robo
robo

good he sucked

ponzies86
ponzies86

Starting Rotation might be like this


Gee ( opening day )

Colon

Wheeler

Niese

Mejia 

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

"Murph gets create in return from injury"


This is the actual headline of a blog post right now by Adam Rubin on the "world wide leader"s website.


Does this say more about the shortage of proofreading software on journalists' computers today, the laziness of sportswriters and bloggers, or the needlessly condescending nature of you grammar police shmucks?

drmetfan
drmetfan

Good luck in our new endeavours! There is a reason why you are not making the big league club.

Alan J Tepper
Alan J Tepper

Holy crap. It can't be that difficult to find a competent proofreader. I'm available.

Mont5
Mont5

Ike Davis needs to get CUT or TRADED. Enough is enough. This is the last type of person that you want on a team.

There a competition going on and he takes himself out of the game after 4 innings because he felt tired. Are you kidding me.

steve333
steve333

Don't worry, Yahoo is always looking for grammatically incorrect writers

hankypanky
hankypanky

Take it easy, folks. It's obvious that English is a second language to the writers, and they need some tutoring.

Chris K
Chris K

"Every time Metsblog makes a post, an English teacher dies..."


Seriously, though, the grammatical disaster-fest that is Metsblog is out of control. Matt has actually addressed it on Twitter and blames the need to get posts up quickly. What he needs to realize, though, is that Twitter has made the "breaking news" aspect of Metsblog irrelevant. This site does not break news anymore (it rarely did before; it never does now). This site is a place for fans to talk about the team - period. Throw in an occasional "ride to work" with Curtis Granderson, let the comments section do its thing, AND USE SPELL CHECK/GRAMMAR CHECK. EMPLOY A COPY EDITOR. SOMETHING. ANYTHING.


I is done.

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

Maybe I'm being too optimistic but I actually think that will be a very solid bullpen. If we get some decent production outta first short and catcher with our pitching I think a 80+ win season is possible.

Rich White
Rich White

Site is becoming such a freaking joke. Then you respond to my tweets saying auto correct and thank me for understanding! I don't understand, you and you're staff are freaking ridiculous! I wouldn't accept that from one of my 6th grade students and you're supposed to be a professional. You better start looking for a new career. Think I'm deleting this app of my phone and sticking to Adam Rubin from ESPN!

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

"Bobby Parnell, Vic Black, Jose Valverde, Jeurys Familia, Carlos Torres, Scott Rice and John Lannan"


2 lefties and 3 hard throwing righties...4 if BP gets his velocity up (although that 2-seamer seems to be working well for him).   Where was Farnsworth and his 1.75 WHIP going to fit in, and who was he supposed to push out?  Tell your story walking Kyle....

James
James

I don't normally worry about the grammatical stuff that comes up here, but my goodness Farnsworth "Is Opts Out", I know he probably started to say is a Free Agent and then re-wrote it but man its the headline and even word would have given the green underline to tell you to figure that out.  Pathetic.

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

smdh...hey grammar/spelling police, how many blogs have you created that have been bought by a multi-million dollar conglomerate?  Just curious.  The view must be spectacular from the cheap seats...

mets2891
mets2891

@ponzies86 No, we have to start DIce-K over Mejia because god knows the fans want to see more retreads.

Ian Roberts
Ian Roberts

@hankypanky Nah, they'd misspell it "Tudoring" and will post something about the ex-Cardinals player.

jombee
jombee

@Rich White  soooooo embarrassing when you school someone for grammer and then make a grammatical error.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Money equating with shoddiness and laziness doesn't work in the real world. Wake up. These writers have no pride.

James
James

@C.K. Dexter Haven  You would think they might want to spend more time on their posts than they do an average tweet from a 6th grader.  I mean this is your business and livelihood, I might want to at least try to keep my job with a 4 seconds of re-reading what I post before I throw out the cushy gig I have complaining about my favorite team and watching them play baseball. 

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@brockl  right, and typically 'grammar police' is an all encompassing moniker to describe those that call to task anyone who uses the wrong spelling, tense, cadence etc. in a text....people like you, you pedantic old queen.  Get over yourself already.  If you're so offended by the work put forth here, why don't you put your money where your mouth is and build a better mousetrap scarecrow?  Oh, right...because the view from the cheap seats are better...and easier to get. 

Ben
Ben

@brockl @Mont5 Tired or not there is no way I'd pull myself out of a game in the middle of a positional competition if it was me! Ike is soft! Plain and simple!

Mont5
Mont5

So then why continue to count on somebody that you know will not be there.

1harris1
1harris1

@brockl @Mont5 I'm not sure I buy into that theory.  Ike had a relatively big season (30 plus homeruns) following his diagnosis of Valley Fever, whereas Conor Jackson has done virtually nothing since he contracted the disease.  Supposedly, the impact of the disease varies in terms of its severity.  Some people who are diagnosed can be even entirely asymptomatic.  I'm not a doctor so I have no idea.  It is extremely disturbing though what happened today.

ericccb
ericccb

@brockl  don't read it if you hate him so much. it would be better without u

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@brockl  Cerrone doesn't need me or anyone else to defend him  The proof is in the check he cashed/cashes from Sterling Mets.  His blog, content, and assessment skills are so thoroughly lacking that what he USED to do for fun, he's gotten PAID to do.  I mean you do see how myopic your thought process on this is, right?  


by the way...pathetic?  Ok, how's this for pathetic:  According to you, these guys are untalented hacks who get more things wrong than right.  Yet, here you are on their site contributing to THEIR bottom line, and keeping them in business.  So who is more pathetic?  The guy who writes the drivel, or the guy who contributes to him being paid for it?

Doubleday
Doubleday

@ponzies86 @mets2891  I am unsure if Matsuzaka loses his opt-out clause if he's been on the ML roster at all.  I think it's an important question.

Doubleday
Doubleday

@ponzies86 @mets2891  Matsuzaka has an opt-out clause if he isn't on the ML roster by May 30th.  I think the wisdom here is that you start Dice-K on the ML roster.  If he's light's out, obviously we keep him.  If he's serviceable, he could be traded.  But, if he stinks up the joint, he'll be released.  In any of these scenarios, Mejia gets the call.  This gives Jenry a chance to get better into the groove before he hits the ML roster.  Mejia did have bone chips removed from his elbow.  All that, plus, after the "Chinaman" fiasco, not carrying Matsuzaka on the initial ML roster would be a PR nightmare.  The last thing the Mets need is an Asian boycott of ticket sales.

Doubleday
Doubleday

@dabo @Cesar Cussianovich @ponzies86  If Niese starts on the DL, he is eligible to come off before we get through the rotation once, so I imagine that Andrew Brown will be the 25th man, until we need a 5th starter.

Shawn M. Milburn
Shawn M. Milburn

How do you guys know what happened? Maybe he was sick, throwing up, diarrhea. We don't know. Either way 1B was his to lose and he has played well, so he's not going anywhere

Mont5
Mont5

That's the truth. Ike has to go.

Mont5
Mont5

Is disturbing yes big time. Earlier in spring Ike didn't show up for a meeting with Collins. He knows that there a competition going on and does what he does is not a good thing. I am sorry but the Mets don't need a player like that.