The Little Trade That Could…
July 31, 2010: Traded by the Kansas City Royals with Kyle Farnsworth to the Atlanta Braves for Tim Collins (minors), Gregor Blanco and Jesse Chavez.
While the trading deadline swap between the Royals and Braves worked out for Atlanta for all the playoff watching world to see in NLDS Game 2 on Friday – part of the Royals haul is also producing well into October.
Pitcher Kyle Farnsworth picked up the NLDS tying win after Outfielder Rick Ankiel put the Braves in front with an 11th inning blast into San Francisco’s McCovey Cove. In Puerto Rico, Team USA Relief Pitcher Tim Collins continues to post scoreless innings including the ninth in the United States 4-0 win against Canada on Sunday. Team USA is now 8-0 heading into a second round showdown with Cuba today (Monday).
The 5ft 7in lefthander has now tossed five scoreless innings for Team USA over his four games pitched. In may be a cliche, but sometimes big things do indeed come in small packages.