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Jeff Francis drawing interest from at least five teams

Nov 16, 2010, 4:49 PM EDT


Colorado is interested in re-signing Jeff Francis and he’s also drawing interest from Seattle, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Houston, according to Jerry Crasnick of

Last month the Rockies declined their $7 million option on Francis for 2011, which was a no-brainer after he returned from shoulder surgery to post a 5.00 ERA in 104 innings.

Francis is still just 29 years old and if you look beyond the ugly ERA he had a solid 67/23 K/BB ratio, which makes the left-hander an intriguing post-surgery flier for teams not interested in getting into bidding wars for free agent starters like Jorge De La Rosa, Jake Westbrook, and Carl Pavano.

  1. proudlycanadian - Nov 16, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    The Jays would also be interested especially if they trade a starter. Francis is a Canadian and the Jays would have drafted him if he had fallen to them.

  2. umpire6 - Nov 17, 2010 at 12:03 AM

    Hey Aaron:

    How come whenever you mention K/BB walk ratio, you never actually reduce the ratio to the lowest common denominator? 67/23 means nothing to me. Roughly 3:1 is a little more understandable. Or you could just as easily say someone has 67 walks and 23 strikeouts without referring to those statistics as a ratio. This is a weird pet peeve of mine.

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