Some early season observations that could hold true all year
APR 28, 1:31p ET | The Outside Corner
Rotowire: Apr 22 / 6:49a ET
News: Farquhar was knocked around for the second night in a row Tuesday, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks with in one inning against the Astros.
Impact: Farquhar allowed two runs Monday to break a 5-5 tie. Tuesday he came in with two on and gave up a walk, single and bases-clearing double to blow a 3-2 lead. Farquhar's been inconsistent thus far. He's only had two clean outings in eight appearances.
Rotowire: Apr 6 / 4:26p ET
News: Farquhar had a rocky season debut Monday, giving up two hits in a third of an inning in an Opening Day win against the Angels.
Impact: After lefty Charlie Furbush got an out, right-hander Carson Smith struck out Mike Trout to end the eighth-inning threat. Farquhar started slowly last year too, so he'll probably be all right (and, of course, this is only one game). However, it's worth keeping an eye on how Farquhar and the power-arm Smith are used. Farquhar is the closer-in-waiting to Fernando Rodney, but it's not out of the question that he could be jumped by Smith if his struggles last.
Rotowire: Mar 20 / 12:22p ET
News: Farquhar has not allowed a run in his last four spring outings after giving up three in his first two.
Impact: Farquhar is usually a slow starter in spring training, and this year was no different. He's struck out five and walked two in 5.2 innings. Farquhar, who had 16 saves in 2013, likely will close if Fernando Rodney goes down.