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Almost Done

Posted By Alex Belth On December 1, 2005 @ 5:44 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

“We offered a three-year deal and were prepared to stay engaged in the negotiations, but we were told that he had decided to go to New York as a setup guy.”

Braves general manager John Schuerholz on Kyle Farnsworth

Still no definitive word [1] on the Farnsworth [2] deal, though it appears that it is simply a matter of time [3] now. Steve Lombardi [4] points out that while Farnsworth [5] may not be great, he won’t be horrendous either. The Bombers are still interested in Flash Gordon too. Gordon’s agent says that he’s likely to make a decision in the coming days.

As for center field, it looks as if the Yankees are sticking with their Bubba for now. According to Tyler Kepner [6] in the Times:

“Center field is not easy to fill,” Cashman, the Yankees’ general manager, said yesterday. “That’s why I continue to say that Bubba Crosby could very well be that guy. I know he’s sitting at home somewhere saying, ‘I hope they don’t do anything.’”

Bubba must be pleased to hear that Brian Giles [7] has reportedly [8] come to terms with the Padres.

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[1] word: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/370508p-315164c.html

[2] Farnsworth: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-sbyanks014534354dec01,0,1216536.story?coll=ny-yankees-print

[3] time: http://www.baseballmusings.com/archives/012427.php

[4] Steve Lombardi: http://www.waswatching.com/archives/2005/11/joe_pendleton_t.html

[5] Farnsworth: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2243078

[6] Tyler Kepner: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/01/sports/baseball/01yanks.html

[7] Brian Giles: http://www.waswatching.com/archives/2005/11/giles_stays_wes.html

[8] reportedly: http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/padres/20051130-1907-gilesdeal.html

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