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Kyle Farnsworth, 38, takes over as Mets’ closer

Apr 20, 2014, 11:30 AM EST

Jose Valverde allowed three runs in an inning of work Saturday night against the Braves — the latest in a string of rough outings. So manager Terry Collins decided Sunday morning to make a change:

Farnsworth has been pretty sharp this season in a setup role with the Mets, but the 38-year-old right-hander posted an ugly 4.70 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 28/10 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings last summer between the Pirates and Rays. This is doubtful to end well. Though it’s not like Collins has a bunch of better options.

  1. 4grammarpolice - Apr 20, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    That team is incredibly bad.

  2. 4grammarpolice - Apr 20, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Choosing between Jose Valverde and Kyle Farnsworth as your closer is like choosing between Janet Reno and Rosie O’Donnell as your prom date.

    • straightouttavtown - Apr 20, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      “Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her dad is Janet Reno.” – John McCain. Now she’s procreating…

  3. shawnparker74 - Apr 20, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    The 90s called, they want their prom date joke back.

  4. proudlycanadian - Apr 20, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    This should be fun.

  5. pisano - Apr 20, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    As was stated the other day, Valverde is a train wreck waiting to happen, well it happened.

  6. straightouttavtown - Apr 20, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    I would rather try Daisuke Matsuzaka at closer at this point.

  7. doctorofsmuganomics - Apr 20, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    where’s mets4ever to defend the honor of papa spud now?

  8. arrooo - Apr 20, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    Jesse Orosco

  9. yahmule - Apr 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Give Vic Black a shot.

  10. 1harrypairatesties - Apr 20, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    I remember when Farnsworth was on the Cubs & TV cameras caught him napping in the bullpen during a game. Good luck with that NY.

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