No…not Kyle Farnsworth. Andy Freed is back for three more seasons!
But if you are interested in Farnsworth, here is the story from the Times and Trib with the details and here are posts from Steve Slowinski and R.J. Anderson breaking down Farnsworth by the numbers. In the end, I think it is too early to evaluate whether or not this is a good move. If Farnsworth is part of the bridge, I say it is probably solid. But, I worry about him the closer he gets to the back end of our bullpen. So, I will withhold judgment on Farnsworth until we see the pieces he will be surrounded with.
Back to the big news that broke yesterday. I am a sucker for baseball on the radio anyway, but Andy and partner Dave Wills make the experience phenomenal. I listen to as many games as I watch just because I love the way Andy and Dave tell the story. Yesterday’s contract news ensures that there are at least three more summers of smoking cigars on the porch listening to the ballgame.