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KYLE FARNSWORTH, Yankees pitcher Signed a three-year, $17.5
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KYLE FARNSWORTH, Yankees pitcher
Signed a three-year, $17.5 million contract before the 2006 season
The Yankees were looking for a reliable reliever to get the ball to Mariano Rivera. Farnsworth was not that guy. In two-plus seasons with the Yankees, Farnsworth was 6-9 with a 4.33 ERA and seven saves in 181 games. He was traded to Detroit for Ivan Rodriguez on July 30, 2008.
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Bad New York baseball contracts

For every Reggie Jackson, there's a Carl Pavano. Here's a look at some of the free-agent contracts or contract extensions that didn't pan out for the Mets and Yankees, in order from least expensive to most expensive.