The Detroit Tigers have sent veteran catcher Ivan Rodriguez to the New York Yankees in exchange for flame-throwing middle relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth.
If you are curious as to whether or not this is a fair trade, Yankees fans unaffectionately call him “Farnsworthless.”
Yankees management is happy to have Pudge. “He’s hitting over .290 I believe and he’s been hot so we’re looking forward to having him,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after New York beat the crap out of the Orioles 13-3 on Wednesday.
Actually, Pudge is hitting .295 with five home runs and and 32 RBI’s in 82 games. He is a welcomed addition to a team that just lost Jorge Posada for the season.
Farnsworth is 1-2 with a 3.65 ERA and is generally thought of as not so hot. He throws gas, but that’s about it.