"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Girardi's Farnsworth obsession

I just read Tyler Kepner's notebook and came across this alarming quote from Joe Girardi regarding Kyle Farnsworth. Here goes:

"It seems to me that Kyle's history gets brought up during the course of this year, where I feel he's had a ton of good outings," Girardi said. "He gave up a run yesterday in a tough situation, but that's not going to keep me from using him in a tough situation, because for this team to be successful, Kyle has to pitch in those types of situations and be successful."
The success of this team depends on Farnsworth's use in high-leverage situations? He will continue to be used in said situations? Uh oh! No wonder they are 28-30 (22-30 against teams not from the Pacific Northwest). Is this just a case of Girardi expressing loyalty to a former teammate?

Who knew we'd miss Jonathan Albaladejo and Brian Bruney this much?


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