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Cubs Trade RHP Kyle Farnsworth to Tigers for 3 Minor Leaguers

 

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs traded right-handed reliever Kyle Farnsworth and a player to be named to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday for pitcher Roberto Novoa and two minor leaguers.

 

Farnsworth was 4-5 with a 4.73 ERA last season for Chicago. He struck out 78 batters in 66 2/3 innings.

 

"Kyle Farnsworth is an established major league relief pitcher," Tigers president Dave Dombrowski said in a statement. "He can pitch in many roles out of our bullpen and is a quality addition to our pitching staff."

 

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- I dont get this trade for the Cubs.. Farnsworth has always had the talent but never has arrived (Kinda like Drew).. I think Farnsworth could perhaps shine now.. The thing is.. This cant be the end of the thing.. But all these prospects they are getting this off-season.. Will probably be shipped in a trade for a closer..

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Is Urbina going to be witht the club? I thought he was in Venezuela because of the situation with his mother.

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He has already said that he wil be with the club at the beginning of spring training...the kidnappers are asking for 3 million for his mother...

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dont forget Jamie Walker.....

 

Al Levine is pretty good too

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I'm pretty sure Al Levine wasn't resigned...Jamie Walker is not bad, but now they got Fernando Rodney back from injury, and he is supposed to be a stud.

 

And I would take the Twins bullpen over the Tigers, but that pen in Detroit is damn good.

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2004 Tigers Pitching Staff. Road Stats:

 

Maroth: 5-10 5.26 ERA 1.52 WHIP

Bonderman: 7-7 4.76 ERA 1.26 WHIP

Robertson: 6-3 4.58 ERA 1.36 WHIP

Johnson: 4-5 4.14 ERA 1.32 WHIP

Knotts: 2-4 5.25 ERA 1.64 WHIP

Walker: 4.55 ERA 1.48 WHIP

Ledezma: 3.95 ERA 1.35 WHIP

Urbina: 5.33 ERA 1.50 WHIP

Patterson: 5.00 ERA 1.28 WHIP

 

Comerica Park does some great things for pitchers. :whistle

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