I almost hate to bring this up…

Trade Deadline Podcast Number Two
Game 90: All lefties hit poorly against lefty pitchers, says Girardi

…But do you know which Yankee reliever has a 2.45 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP over his last 15 appearances with 16 strike outs in 14.2 innings? That’s right: this guy. Quietly — and sometimes loudly — Kyle Farnsworth is putting together a decent season. I hope I don’t jinx it.

Trade Deadline Podcast Number Two
Game 90: All lefties hit poorly against lefty pitchers, says Girardi
  • Jake

    I just hope he can play himself into a Type A or B draft pick.

    • ceciguante

      i’ve been wondering this…who/what determines whether a free agent who walks nets a type A vs. B pick?

      didn’t vizcaino net us a type A pick this year?

      • Jake

        Not sure who determines, but I believe they look at a player’s performance over the past three years. Hopefully they’ll overlook the fact that he’s given up more homeruns than any other reliever this year.

      • rafael

        I believe the Elias statistics people rank them, and that’s how they determine type A or B. I’m not sure what they use to rank them, or where the cutoff is.

        • A.D.

          Top 20% are type A, next 20% B, then rest nothing, split by NL & AL then by the following positions:


      • A.D.

        Elias ranks them, based on some statistical formula, it takes into account the previous 2 years, and it always has some players that clearly don’t belong where they end up.

        Vizcaino got us a Type B, who ended up being Jeremy Bliech

      • ceciguante

        thanks for the info guys. i found this from BP, which explains the process in detail:


        so it is in fact a formula implemented by Elias (that the league and players union came up with in the 80s), that’s used to determine FAs as Type A / Type B / no compensation. each player gets a score, and depending on where they rank by %age at their position, they get labeled A/B/no comp. according to BP, the formula is pretty shaky.

        one interesting point is that in order to get the draft picks for a FA who signs with another team (two non-top-15 1st rounders for a Type A, or a supplemental pick for a Type B), the player must be offered and refuse arbitration. so the yanks can’t just “let him walk,” they’d have to offer arbitration, and if KK likes where he’s at and is willing to do a one year deal, we’d have to live with him for another year.

  • Number 27

    isn’t this the sell high time we’ve all been waiting for with farnsworth?

    i mean, IF we were to make it to post-season, no yankee fan whose been watching for the last couple of years can really expect farns to keep this up.

    and if we don’t, maybe we’ll get a good return for him, hopefully better than we’d get with the draft pick we’ll get for him..



    • Joltin’ Joe

      Sell high on a 109 ERA+. Ok, thanks for the $100,000 will get back as a PTBNL.

      • whozat

        Teams are DESPERATE for pen help. If you can convince someone he’s on a hot streak, you can get waaaaay more than that. And, if you can’t…fine, keep him. It still makes sense to try to move him.

        • Chip

          You might get something decent in return but quite honestly you’re probably better getting the picks. Besides, everybody needs bullpen help including the Yankees! I’d say we might sell high but we wouldn’t get anything more than a really bad lefty reliever or a average bench bat

  • ceciguante

    ohh, you said it. i was trying not to say it, just to think it to myself quietly during recent games. but you know what? maybe that’s some credit coming our way after what feels like an inconceivable spate of injuries this year. there has to be SOME positive surprise, right? here’s hoping KK keeps it up.

  • kansasblogger

    I’m sorry, but I don’t feel this is all that important. Mo is making news and nobody wants to hear about it! Give that guy the credit he deserves! That Purple drinker is a big deal!

  • Manimal

    Imagine his stats if he had a mustache.

  • J.R.

    It is a contract year…

  • Tommy

    pr0FF3ss0r_F4rnsw0rth: ghost riden the WHIP

    • Joltin’ Joe

      what the ??? is this real

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

        Ah, a Dugout virgin.

  • Henry Chinaski

    Maybe he’s started drinking to calm himself…

    I need Krazy Kyle on roster all year to be able to drill Youk in one of those last three games of the year in Fenway

    I wonder what Phil Hughes will look like with glasses?

  • Henry Chinaski

    Trenton, NJ)- The Trenton Thunder, Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball, announced today that INF Ramiro Pena will participate for the World Team in the Futures Game as part of the Major League All-Star Game festivities at Yankee Stadium in New York on Sunday, July 13th. Pena was added to the team when 2B Emilio Bonifacio was promoted from Triple-A Tucson to the Arizona Diamondbacks

    America… fuck yea.

    • Chip

      Great, now that song is in my head

  • BillyBall

    Rich Harden people, Rich Harden! The guy I was hoping to get after he made his first start after rehabbing. I was willing to trade Melky and Marquez for him but I was ridiculed. Well it looks like he was just traded to the Cubbies for there top prospect and CF Murton. Wow. I doubt we could have gotten him for who I mentioned but at that time you never know because he was hurt once again and teams were afraid to gamble on him. Billy Beane would have asked for our entire farm anyways. But the Cubbies are going for it this year!

  • BillyBall

    The Cubs’ press release is out. The Cubs get Harden and Chad Gaudin for Gallagher, Murton, Patterson, and catching prospect Josh Donaldson. Jim Hendry did his best to counter the Brewers’ acquisition of CC Sabathia. The A’s get three MLB-ready players plus a solid offense-oriented catching prospect.

  • Manimal

    its good to have the good cano back.