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Explaining Kyle Farnsworth’s Elbow Injury

Explaining Kyle Farnsworth’s Elbow Injury

Apr 25th, 2012 at 12:18 pm by Robbie Knopf This article was found on Rays Colored Glasses, a great website and blog for Tampa Bay Rays fans.   Kyle Farnsworth completely turned around his career in 2011. But at the end of the season, he went down with an elbow injury, and that same injury has kept him out thus far in 2012. That was unfortunate because he pitched so well. But there was something off. Farnsworth … Read entire article »

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Against All Odds: Farnsworth Continues To Roll, 3rd Save

Against All Odds: Farnsworth Continues To Roll, 3rd Save

I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see it with my own eyes.  Kyle Farnsworth not only beat out Jake and the Fatman Man Megee and Joel Peralta for the closer job to open the season, but he is actually 3/3 in save opprotunities. He been near purchase, posting a 1.69 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in his first 5.1 innings of work.  He also has five strikeouts, but even more impressive, no walks.  That will be … Read entire article »

Filed under: Jake McGee, Kyle Farnsworth, Tampa Bay Rays

2011 Fantasy Baseball: Top 10 Closers To Avoid Drafting

2011 Fantasy Baseball: Top 10 Closers To Avoid Drafting

As it is every year, closers come and go throughout the season.  Whether it is performance based or injury, they will be replaced.  Here are 10 closers that despite their ADP, career numbers, or Closer Report Draft Kit ranking, I’d avoid at all costs.  1. Ryan Franklin, STL- Ok, wasn’t his 15 minutes up two years ago?  Give credit where it’s do to the steroid survivor that he’s lasted this long.  He will LIKELY open as the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baltimore Orioles, Brad Lidge, Brandon Lyon, David Aardsma, Houston Astros, J.J. Putz, Jason Motte, Joe Nathan, Joel Peralta, Jon Rauch, Kevin Gregg, Kyle Farnsworth, Mariano Rivera, Matt Capps, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Octavio Dotel, Philadelphia, Ryan Franklin, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays

Do You Believe In Kyle Farnsworth?

Do You Believe In Kyle Farnsworth?

By Todd Farino, www.thecloserreport.com A better question is, does Joe Maddon believe in Kyle Farnsworth?  The way it is being played right now, Farnsworth was signed to replace Rafeal Soriano as the closer for the Rays. In his career that has spanned six teams, seven times, Farnsworth has never been an opening day starter.  The most saves he has ever accrued in one season was 10 in 2005, his first stint with the Atlanta Braves.  Since then he hasn’t closed … Read entire article »

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