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  1. What the Royals see in Frenchy, Melky

    Rob Neyer

    These quotes -- Dayton Moore about signing immortals Jeff Francoeur and Melky Cabrera -- are, as one wag noted, comedy gold: "We feel really, really good about what we did to improve our outfield situation. Melky Cabrera broke into the major league...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  2. Royals add two more on-base machines

    Rob Neyer

    In the space of 24 lovely hours, the Royals have signed both Jeff Francoeur and Melky Cabrera. This year, the American League's on-base percentage was .327. That figure is actually a little misleading, because it includes pitchers hitting in inter...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  3. Rangers looking to boost outfield

    Rob Neyer

    This one made me scratch my chin and furrow my brow, at first. BBTIA: Per ESPN New York's Adam Rubin (h/t AJM), the Rangers are interested in acquiring outfielder Jeff Francoeur from the Mets, and have a very narrow window in which they would hav...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  4. RF platoon a plus for Mets

    Rob Neyer

    As I wrote on July 22, this is the only move that makes sense: Manuel told reporters before Sunday's game against the Braves that he planned to shift Angel Pagan to right field upon Beltran's return, displacing Francoeur, who Manuel said would sta...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  5. Almost time to pull the plug on 'Frenchy'

    Rob Neyer

    After reviewing the cases of Dave Kingman and Lance Johnson -- both of whom were productive hitters for the Mets despite their lack of walks -- Matthew Artus points out that Jeff Francoeur is not a productive every-day player (and he probably won't e...

    Blog | June 22, 2010
  6. Frenchy's on the run! (maybe)

    Rob Neyer

    From the Dept. of Unexpected News, there's this from Jupiter: Last summer, after Jeff Francoeur was acquired from the Braves, Mets manager Jerry Manuel asked him to try to steal more bases. Francoeur, though, couldn't quite handle that."Jerry wante...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  7. Braves' Heyward no Francoeur

    Rob Neyer

    From Baseball America's story about 2009's Player of the Year: ATLANTA-The parallels between players are impossible to miss, yet it doesn't take long for Braves officials to try and distance Jason Heyward from former Braves phenom Jeff F...

    Blog | September 11, 2009
  8. Mets and Braves swap RFs

    Rob Neyer

    Breaking news! Church Francoeur (and first seen on Twitter!) ... The Mets just announced minutes ago that they have traded Ryan Church to the Braves for Jeff Francoe...

    Blog | July 10, 2009
  9. Has Frenchy finally lost his job?

    Rob Neyer

    As Mark Bradley reports, it looks like Jeff Francoeur has finally, mercifully, lost his job: When you've exhausted Bobby Cox's legendary patience, you're probably not long for these Braves. Last week Kelly Johnson went from being the eve...

    Blog | July 07, 2009
  10. Atlanta's Schafer down, Blanco up

    Rob Neyer

    And so the transformation of Atlanta's outfield begins ... ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have optioned rookie center fielder Jordan Schafer to Triple-A Gwinnett and called up Gregor Blanco. The 22-year-old Schafer won the job after an impressi...

    Blog | June 02, 2009
  11. Let's kill this oddest of rumors

    Rob Neyer

    Any chance you could help put this to rest? There are rumors that the Atlanta Braves are shopping right fielder Jeff Francoeur. The Boston Red Sox may be looking for a replacement for J.D. Drew, a former Atlanta Brave and Georgia native. The los...

    Blog | May 29, 2009
  12. Video: BBTN Web Gems, May 27

    Rob Neyer

    Baseball Tonight reviews the top defensive plays from Wednesday....

    Blog | May 28, 2009
  13. Can Braves 'fix' their outfield?

    Rob Neyer

    As David O'Brien writes, the Braves have one huge, glaring, gaping weakness: When Jeff Francoeur and Jordan Schafer combined for an 0-for-8, six-strikeout performance in Monday's loss to the Giants, it underscored the Braves' serious nee...

    Blog | May 26, 2009
  14. Braves not the only blind optimists

    Rob Neyer

    From Mark Bowman, the latest news from FantasyLand: Before this season started, Braves third baseman Chipper Jones said that Jeff Francoeur would be a key to the team's success. While there's plenty of time for this to prove to be true, Fran...

    Blog | May 19, 2009
  15. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were compiled while I waited for a record store to open so I can snag the new Green Day record ... * Home Run Derby's Richie Rich reviews some of the mistaken identities forever immortalized on thin cardboard. * The ...

    Blog | May 15, 2009
  16. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    This morning, I dreamed that this season was almost finished, after what seemed like six weeks rather than six months. That made me sad. I'm awake now, and happy. * I'm sorry, but Louis beating Schmeling did not add to the Yankees'...

    Blog | April 17, 2009