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Kyle Farnsworth outrighted

Kyle Farnsworth has been outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas and seems likely to refuse the assignment and become a free agent, according to multiple reports.

Farnsworth served as the team’s closer as recently as Monday. He had signed a 45-day consent waiver and Wednesday was the final cutoff. The Mets now only have to pay him for the 45 days, saving them $750,000 (ESPN, May 14).

“I am very bitter right now,” Farnsworth said after being told the news. “Hopefully I’ll find a team where I can play against this one,” he added (Knobler, May 14).

Reliever  Josh Edgin is reportedly on his way to New York from Triple-A Las Vegas (RubinCarig, May 14).




359 comments
SHEEPISHLOCS
SHEEPISHLOCS

tough as nail but they got what they expected and guy who didn't have much at all lost MPH on that fast ball

Nick Codispoti
Nick Codispoti

lets just get rid of the whole bullpen except for parnell and start from stratch.

Brad Heaney
Brad Heaney

He was in the "nothing ventured, nothing gained" category.

John Ganley
John Ganley

Robert, I was wondering the same thing as well....there may be something within the clubhouse that led to this move.

John Ganley
John Ganley

Farnsworth was exactly what they bargained for....a hard throwing righty with no movement on his fastball. Lost a few MPH on the velocity, but it is what it is.....definitely not closer material, but other than Dice-K, what option was there,,,,,, I don't blame him for being pissed though!!!!

baseballnblues
baseballnblues

“Hopefully I’ll find a team where I can play against this one." Yes, hopefully. Because we all know how badly these Mets need some hits.

Patrick Leonard
Patrick Leonard

The Mets aren't going to be good for at least another 5 years.

Joey Porto
Joey Porto

Can some1 explain to me how a guy with a 3.18 ERA can be so hated in such a short time? This was about money, if they kept him on the roster they would've had to pay him. Clearly performance wise Valverde is the guy to release.

Kevin Stone
Kevin Stone

He was never any good. He SUCKED as a Yankee. He SUCKED even more as a Met. Next on the chopping block should be Valverde or German

Lesli Cutler
Lesli Cutler

Not soon enough. For his sake I hope he gets a job but he was pretty awful in any capacity for us. Now get rid of that other Jose, and we'll be on the way. ALTHOUGH, Edgin never was, and never will be, the answer.

James Haluska
James Haluska

He's got every right to feel pissed off wouldn't you after the way the Mets treated him this season.

Michael E. Bishop
Michael E. Bishop

Bitter?! He did not perform well. I hope we get to face him, our batters need a soft mark to hit against.

Johnnie Kight
Johnnie Kight

I Think That Was Supposed To Read Error, Not Era.

Al Russo
Al Russo

Gezz he may have to work for a living now. WGAF

Andy Vavs
Andy Vavs

He was pitching to a 3.18 ERA. Not quite sure what you're talking about. This came totally out of the blue. We have two old, questionable relievers. One gets the closing job and loses it to the other. Then out of the blue the latter gets released? And for Josh Edgin? It's all a bit random, and given the fact he was a fairly effective reliever in a fairly ineffective bullpen, it's slightly puzzling.

Robert C. Smith
Robert C. Smith

“Hopefully I’ll find a team where I can play against this one." Maybe he can be a server for Shake Shack.

Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez

Doesn't make a difference, they'll just sign another 38 year old past his prime and try to catch lightning in a bottle

rodd
rodd

The pitcher who plays today mr. Degrom i believe, if you guys watch him closely, doesn't he remind you of san francisco pitcher TIM LINCECUM! Kinda looks like him and throws like him!. Any comments. Watch him tonight folks.

Roy Lewis
Roy Lewis

Time for youth, get Valverde gone also

Chaz Marcum
Chaz Marcum

Wow, way to go Mets, mid-season business move ... it's funny how Farnsworth while not magnificent has done a better job then folks you currently have to consider for the closer job, I mean if the expectation were higher for him I could except this a little easier but with expectations of success that Terry Collins has professed so far this season it would seem Farnsworth would fit right in, but to each-his-own.   Now I bet the whole team will be wondering what exactly is considered success and what other business moves are being considered next or better yet whose next go, Valverde? Colon? Abreau? these guys aren't exactly meeting expectations in my view.

Brian McCarthy
Brian McCarthy

Please go to a team we face.Great chance to score runs.He's been finished for 4 years now.And for why the fans didn't show up.Maybe because both teams aren't worth spending hard earned money on yet.

Michael Zvirblis
Michael Zvirblis

I don't know. If so many of these relievers can't relieve one innings worth of baseball, why are they pitching?

Christopher Baez
Christopher Baez

oh but he was the closer according to clueless Terry floppins and Sandy Knownothingson

Robert Shaw
Robert Shaw

Yeah, I read Matthew Cerrone's article which explained that very well. Only issue I have is whether he is better than the other options that will replace him. I believe the answer is that he is better, which is disappointing. Regardless, if this gives a younger arm with more upside- such as Edgin, an opportunity, I am cool with that. Also I agree with the below comment, now let's get rid of Jose Valverde!

Ed Pfaeffle
Ed Pfaeffle

His 45 day contract was up yesterday. If they kept him they'd be on the hook for another $750K.

Ed Pfaeffle
Ed Pfaeffle

Yeah, his contract was up yesterday. If they kept him they'd have to pay him for the year. They gave him a little tryout and IMO he wasn't that good. Stats were very misleading.

Ed Pfaeffle
Ed Pfaeffle

Farnsworth was on a 45 day contract which ended Wednesday. If they didn't outright him they would be on the hook for the whole year. Don't worry - Valvarde isn't too far behind him once German is off DL.