Saturday, July 21, 2007

Yankees Peddling Relief Pitcher Kyle Farnsworth

With a soft schedule ahead for the Yankees into August, it seems unlikely the team would throw in the towel while still within shouting range of a playoff berth. Yet hard-throwing reliever Kyle Farnsworth reportedly is being shopped.

Among potential takers is Colorado, according to The Rocky Mountain News. But if the Yankees are not ready to give up on the season, the question appears to be who would be sent to New York in the deal?

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman has reportedly been looking for help in the rotation, at first base and in the outfield, but would be expected to pay off a good deal of Farnsworth's contract in order to receive a worthy player in exchange.