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Jabroni
02-04-2005, 03:16 PM
http://rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.asp?leaguenum=&sport=MLB&id=6210Latest News Feb. 4, 2005 - 2:50 pm et
Having rid themselves of Sammy Sosa, the Cubs are now working on dealing Kyle Farnsworth.
It's believed the Cubs tried to include a Farnsworth-for-Jorge Julio swap in the Sosa deal with the Orioles, but Baltimore wouldn't go for it, even though it was probably an upgrade for them. The Braves are one of the teams that could be interested in the hard-throwing right-hander.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times (http://www.suntimes.com/output/cubs/cst-spt-kiley04.html)

OEO Magglio
02-04-2005, 03:19 PM
http://rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.asp?leaguenum=&sport=MLB&id=6210
If Farns ends up in Atlanta he'll have an era under 2.5 guaranteed.

Jabroni
02-04-2005, 03:22 PM
If Farns ends up in Atlanta he'll have an era under 2.5 guaranteed.Yep, Leo Mazzone will turn him into a stud like he did with the other two Cubs' castoffs last year (Juan Cruz and Alfonseca).

MUsoxfan
02-04-2005, 04:04 PM
In what universe is "The Farns" an upgrade over Jorge Julio? That's like us shopping Neal Cotts for Octavio Dotel and saying that the A's would be better off with Cotts.

DarinErstad
02-04-2005, 04:25 PM
This is an odd numbered year, meaning Farnsworth will have a great year.

Look at this.

2000: 6.43 ERA
2001: 2.74
2002: 7.33
2003: 3.30
2004: 4.72

If this guy spent more time studying film and hitters and less time in the Wrigleyville bars, he could be an outstanding closer.

Jabroni
02-04-2005, 04:26 PM
This is an odd numbered year, meaning Farnsworth will have a great year.

Look at this.

2000: 6.43 ERA
2001: 2.74
2002: 7.33
2003: 3.30
2004: 4.72

If this guy spent more time studying film and hitters and less time in the Wrigleyville bars, he could be an outstanding closer.He's like LaTroy Hawkins. Million dollar arm, ten cent head. Neither has the mental makeup to close. They can't handle the pressure.

Ol' No. 2
02-04-2005, 04:29 PM
This is an odd numbered year, meaning Farnsworth will have a great year.

Look at this.

2000: 6.43 ERA
2001: 2.74
2002: 7.33
2003: 3.30
2004: 4.72

If this guy spent more time studying film and hitters and less time in the Wrigleyville bars, he could be an outstanding closer.I think I'd rather have this guy. :bkoch:

DarinErstad
02-04-2005, 04:30 PM
He's like LaTroy Hawkins. Million dollar arm, ten cent head. Neither has the mental makeup to close. They can't handle the pressure.

Hawkins is probably the first guy to blow 9 saves and have an ERA under 3. That just shows what a terrible closer he is. He is one of the best set up men in the game. The Cubs better find a closer for his sake.

Daver
02-04-2005, 04:55 PM
Who let the troll in?

MUsoxfan
02-04-2005, 04:56 PM
Who let the troll in?

Exactly....9 posts and 8 of them are relating the Cub positives. :rolleyes:

Baby Fisk
02-04-2005, 04:59 PM
Exactly....9 posts and 8 of them are relating the Cub positives. :rolleyes:

:DJ
"Hawk I think you'd better get your lip balm."

:hawk
"You read my mind, Fiesty."

Blueprint1
02-04-2005, 04:59 PM
This is an odd numbered year, meaning Farnsworth will have a great year.

Look at this.

2000: 6.43 ERA
2001: 2.74
2002: 7.33
2003: 3.30
2004: 4.72

If this guy spent more time studying film and hitters and less time in the Wrigleyville bars, he could be an outstanding closer.

I also heard he loves the cocaine. Not good for an athlete.

HebrewHammer
02-04-2005, 05:05 PM
Hawkins is probably the first guy to blow 9 saves and have an ERA under 3. That just shows what a terrible closer he is. He is one of the best set up men in the game. The Cubs better find a closer for his sake.

:dtroll: :dtroll: :dtroll:

Go back to ScRubsTalk.

:troll

Brian26
02-05-2005, 10:51 AM
I also heard he loves the cocaine. Not good for an athlete.

But it's perfectly ok for the average citizen? I'd venture to say it's not good for anyone.

seahawk037
02-08-2005, 02:11 PM
I also heard he loves the cocaine. Not good for an athlete.

He apparently loves all of the late night Trixies that hang out at Tai's Til 4.

HomeFish
02-08-2005, 02:21 PM
The Sox should look into this guy. We need a hard-throwing arm in the bullpen.

Mickster
02-08-2005, 02:22 PM
The Sox should look into this guy. We need a hard-throwing arm in the bullpen.

Sure. It's all about the power pitcher, isn't it?

Ol' No. 2
02-08-2005, 02:22 PM
The Sox should look into this guy. We need a hard-throwing arm in the bullpen.I certainly hope you meant that in teal. I'd rather have Billy Koch back.:o:

santo=dorf
02-08-2005, 02:39 PM
Homefish, what about Vizcaino, Cotts, Marte, or Hermanson? Politte is also capable of lighting up the radar gun.

chaz171
02-08-2005, 03:04 PM
The Sox should look into this guy. We need a hard-throwing arm in the bullpen.

http://www.sportshollywood.com/images/minors/robbins1.jpg

oh dear lord......
I dont even want to get into this...... The Flub can keep their Rockhead.... we got our own:
http://images.art.com/images/products/large/10107000/10107555.jpg

MUsoxfan
02-08-2005, 03:14 PM
Nuke and "The Farns" are actually very similar now that I think about it

munchman33
02-08-2005, 03:14 PM
C'mon people. As much as I hate him, you can't deny Fansworth's potential. Don't rely on him in important situations, but as a middle or longman option in games we're losing, you could definately do worse.

Ol' No. 2
02-08-2005, 03:19 PM
C'mon people. As much as I hate him, you can't deny Fansworth's potential. Don't rely on him in important situations, but as a middle or longman option in games we're losing, you could definately do worse.Boy. Talk about glowing praise! What's the going rate for pitchers you can't rely on in important situations and are not the worst option in lost causes? The Mets would probably offer him 3 yr/$16M.:D:

MUsoxfan
02-08-2005, 03:46 PM
Or this guy:

http://www.newzeal.com/steve/Major%20League%2011.jpg

Dusty:"Nice velocity"

Rothschild: "Sounded like it"

Chisox003
02-08-2005, 04:26 PM
C'mon people. As much as I hate him, you can't deny Fansworth's potential. Don't rely on him in important situations, but as a middle or longman option in games we're losing, you could definately do worse.

Potential seems to come to mind with a lot of Cubs players, but success never follows...

Gotta love those guys with all that potential, yet you cant rely on him in important situations ...and its always good hearing a player's name followed by "you could do worse"...Please

Hangar18
02-08-2005, 05:00 PM
Im sure this may have been an Isolated incident, but I saw that schmuck
Farnsworth at Tais on Ashland one Friday nite. It was after midnite
and the place was jam-packed. It was during a Sox/Flubs weekend
and the SOX had won already on Friday. A girl I was dating at the time
(was a cub fan) noticed him and said he looked like Farnsworth, I looked
twice and sure enough, it was him trying to shoot pool. I laughed and
walked up to him ........ and in a joking mood, said "Hey Kyle, GO WHITE SOX".
He looked up at me, but was all buzzed and saw my SOX clothing on, and said "Hey F*** You" and elbowed me in the chest and walked to the other side of the table.

I was pissed he did that and said "Just for that, Thats why you guys are gonna lose tomorrow! GO SOX KYLE" I said mockingly. He ignored me.

The next day, he came into the game and tried to preserve a lead
and the SOX pummelled him on the way to the victory. Justice was Served.

It was funny, because later on the media tried to play the fact he
drank heavily in the area most nites.

santo=dorf
02-08-2005, 05:32 PM
C'mon people. As much as I hate him, you can't deny Fansworth's potential. Don't rely on him in important situations, but as a middle or longman option in games we're losing, you could definately do worse.

and it's an odd numbered year!! :gulp:

SoxSpeed22
02-08-2005, 11:08 PM
and it's an odd numbered year!! :gulp:
Odd numbered years are his good years GOOD YEARS! his ERAs are exponentially lower and does less fan kicking

JUribe1989
02-08-2005, 11:33 PM
Odd numbered years are his good years GOOD YEARS! his ERAs are exponentially lower and does less fan kicking

People were saying the same thing about Koch also, except it might have been even numbers, Whatever it was he still did terrible in 2004.

RichFitztightly
02-09-2005, 12:19 AM
Homefish, what about Vizcaino, Cotts, Marte, or Hermanson? Politte is also capable of lighting up the radar gun.

Yeah, speaking of that... what happened to Politte? I seem to remember him hitting triple digits on the radar gun frequently, yet later in the year he was hovering in the low 90's. Did he have arm troubles, or was I imagining things early in the year?

Jabroni
02-09-2005, 03:02 AM
Yeah, speaking of that... what happened to Politte? I seem to remember him hitting triple digits on the radar gun frequently, yet later in the year he was hovering in the low 90's. Did he have arm troubles, or was I imagining things early in the year?I think Politte just throws in the mid-90's.

Flight #24
02-09-2005, 12:22 PM
Latest report is Levineline on AM1000 - Cubs trade Farnsworth to Tigers for 3 prospects. Will now look to use the $2mil freed up along with the prospects to trade for a closer like Dotel.

Unregistered
02-09-2005, 12:25 PM
Latest report is Levineline on AM1000 - Cubs trade Farnsworth to Tigers for 3 prospects. Will now look to use the $2mil freed up along with the prospects to trade for a closer like Dotel. Ha! Good move, morons. Dotel will be just the guy to provide stability to the closer's role. :D: :D:

Flight #24
02-09-2005, 12:28 PM
Ha! Good move, morons. Dotel will be just the guy to provide stability to the closer's role. :D: :D:

Gotta love a closer combo of LaTroya & Dotel......

Unregistered
02-09-2005, 12:38 PM
Gotta love a closer combo of LaTroya & Dotel...... Yeah, that's 18 blown saves and 23 home runs combined last year. AWESOME. :D:

Tekijawa
02-09-2005, 12:51 PM
Gotta love a closer combo of LaTroya & Dotel......

Maybe they can trade the Prospects for Arthur Rhodes too and just blow every game this year!