It got ugly quick between Kyle Farnsworth and the New York Mets. The 38-year-old reliever was outrighted to triple-A on Wednesday to make room for lefty Josh Edgin, and Farnsworth immediately responded by saying he will refuse the assignment to the minor leagues.
Farnsworth told reporters that, rather than drag himself back down to AAA, he wants to find a new club that will allow him “to play against this team.”
Kyle Farnsworth has basically vowed revenge against the Mets. He’s on his way to Japan right now to convince Hattori Hanzo to make him a sword, so he can come back and slice his way through everyone in the Mets’ front office.
When you look at it, you see pretty quickly why Farnsworth is mad at the Mets. The reliever reportedly had a clause in his contract that guaranteed his salary for the year if he lasted 75 days on the roster. And the deadline for that clause to kick in?
So this definitely looks like a pure money decision by the Mets. Farnsworth surely wasn’t pitching badly enough to warrant being outrighted. His 3.18 ERA through 17 innings is respectable enough. And Farnsworth was even closing games for the Mets for a time, so obviously they had confidence in his ability.
They just suddenly decided that Farnsworth is crap and outrighted him? No. Farnsworth knows what’s up. He will come back with some club and get bloody satisfaction.
Nobody crosses Kyle Farnsworth.