Another Jim Hickey Revival Project

February 22nd, 2016
Rays' new Goodwill sweater

Meet the Rays’ new Goodwill sweater

For some in baseball, a sturdy suitcase is as important as a dependable glove.

After all, it’s common to see journeymen rack up miles with stop after stop in the majors. Heck, it’s almost stunning when someone pulls a Derek Jeter and spends his entire career with one club.

New Rays Reliever Danny Farquhar has seen a few zip codes, having been traded or claimed off waivers five times between 2010 and 2012. In those years, the right-hander was passed around like a Goodwill sweater between the Blue Jays, Athletics, Yankees and Mariners.

Finally, Farquhar enjoyed a chance to kick up his feet in Seattle, posting a 4-12 record with a 3.85 ERA in 177 2/3 innings throughout the past three seasons. But he became a jetsetter once more when traded to the Rays in November.

So how will Farquhar fit in?

Joe considers the Well Traveled One a low-risk, potentially high-reward addition. He’s veteran depth for a rebuilding bullpen that could benefit from his perspective, which includes experience as a closer with the Mariners in 2013. He had 18 saves and 23 holds during his stint in Starbucksville.

Farquhar, who relies plenty on his “cutter,” has to throw last season behind him after a garbage 5.12 ERA in 43 appearances. Perhaps pitching coach Jim Hickey will work his wizardry and allow Farquhar to stick around awhile.

3 Responses to “Another Jim Hickey Revival Project”

  1. LargoBuc Says:

    Love the new layout. Hopefully JoeRays writes as much as JoeBucs.

  2. William Walls Says:

    Same here! The former layout was confusing to me, so I didn’t make the site a priority. Now I will.

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