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Jeff Francoeur

  1. Today’s Yasiel Puig hilarity: he’s apparently a “poor man’s Jeff Francoeur”

    Aug 22, 2013, 8:25 AM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Buzzfeed has waded knee-deep into derp: See, the thing about this is that while “hype in social media age” can, indeed, be tricky, baseball players are not properly assessed by their “hype in the social media age.” “Sharknado” got a lot of hype in the social media age too. No one has mistaken it for…

  2. Is the end here for Jeff Francoeur?

    Aug 21, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

    Jeff Francoeur

    Maybe someone will pick Jeff Francoeur up for their bench after the Giants designated the 29-year-old outfielder for assignment on Tuesday, but it’s far from a given. His former habit was to hit like gangbusters whenever he joined a new team, but in San Francisco, he came in at .194/.206/.226 with no homers and four…

  3. Giants designate Jeff Francoeur for assignment, place Chad Gaudin on 15-day disabled list

    Aug 20, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT

    jeff francoeur getty

    The Giants made a flurry of 25-man and 40-man roster moves before Tuesday night’s game vs. the Red Sox. Our friends at CSNBayArea.com have the goods: The Giants recalled pitchers Mike Kickham and Jean Machi from Triple-A Fresno and made room on the 25-man roster by placing Chad Gaudin on the disabled list and designating…

  4. The defending world champs have Jeff Francoeur starting in center field

    Aug 7, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Jeff Francoeur

    Never has a team fallen so far, so rapidly. Jeff Francoeur is making his third career start in center field as the Giants take on the Brewers in San Francisco tonight. His other two both came last year with the Royals, when he played 16 innings and somehow never had a ball hit his way.…

  5. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 6, 2013, 6:34 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Kansas City Royals

    Royals 13, Twins 0: Hard to envision any more of a domination than this. A four hit shutout for Jeremy Guthrie while the Royals offense puts up a baker’s dozen. Jamey Carroll was literally the most effective pitcher of the game for the Twins. Eric Hosmer drove in five. Dodgers 3, Cardinals 2: Fifteen straight…

  6. Giants plan to platoon Jeff Francoeur with Kensuke Tanaka

    Jul 12, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

    Jeff Francoeur AP

    Per CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly, Giants manager Bruce Bochy says he plans to platoon newcomer Jeff Francoeur and 32-year-old Japanese rookie Kensuke Tanaka in left field. Francoeur, signed by the Giants on July 8 after being designated for assignment by the Royals, will join the team tomorrow. Tanaka made his Major League debut on…

  7. Report: Jeff Francoeur to join the Giants

    Jul 9, 2013, 9:08 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals Photo Day

    Ain’t that a daisy? Sources: Francoeur agrees with #SFGiants. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 9, 2013   I’d be inclined to joke that this should fix everything for the Giants, but Brian Sabean and Jeff Francoeur have both made me look foolish for doubting their success — even if I disagree with their methods —…

  8. Royals release Jeff Francoeur

    Jul 5, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Jeff Francoeur AP

    As expected no teams wanted anything to do with the $3 million or so remaining on Jeff Francoeur‘s contract, so he passed through waivers unclaimed and has been released by the Royals. That means Francoeur is now a free agent and able to sign with any team for whatever money and role he can get.…

  9. A Requiem for Jeff Francoeur

    Jul 1, 2013, 11:37 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals Photo Day

    Joe Posnanski looks back at the illustrious career of the recently-DFA’d Jeff Francoeur and pretty much groks the essence: Jeff Francoeur is one of the greatest guys in baseball. Everybody thinks so. He’s always smiling. He’s always friendly. On the field, he always tries. Lord, he tries. Runs out those grounders. Throws home with gusto.…

  10. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 1, 2013, 6:51 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Miami Marlins

    Marlins 6, Padres 2: An improbable walkoff grand slam from Jeff Mathis caps an improbable winning month from the Miami Marlins. 15-10 in June for the worst team in baseball. Not bad. Oh, and Mathis’ homer was the 3,000th in team history. Pirates 2, Brewers 1: A 14th inning walkoff win for the hottest and…

  11. Royals designate Jeff Francoeur for assignment

    Jun 29, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

    Jeff Francoeur

    The Royals have designated outfielder Jeff Francoeur for assignment, reports Bob Dutton on Twitter. The veteran wasn’t producing at all, carrying a .574 OPS into today’s game against the Twins. He struck out in his only plate appearance of the day, pinch-hitting for Jarrod Dyson. Francoeur is only 29 years old, but has followed up…

  12. Dayton Moore blames Kauffman Stadium for the Royals poor walk rate

    Jun 20, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

    Kauffman Stadium

    Know who walks a lot? Players with plate patience and good strike zone judgment Know who doesn’t walk a lot? Players with lousy plate patient or strike zone judgment. Both of those kinds of players are further impacted by playing for organizations which either encourage or discourage players who work the count. Dayton Moore, general…

  13. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 13, 2013, 7:19 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Kansas City Royals

    Royals 3, Tigers 2: Jose Valverde was handed a 2-0 lead in the ninth with a runner on and promptly coughed it up by surrendering a homer to Lorenzo Cain. Phil Coke added his own brand of kerosene to the fire on the 10th as Eric Hosmer singled in the winning run. After the game…

  14. The first round of AL All-Star balloting results have been released

    Jun 3, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Gallup has predicted that Jeff Francoeur will lead the balloting. Karl Rove says that these results are skewed. But this is what MLB has so far for the first round of All-Star balloting, with leaders by position, with vote totals: First Base: Chris Davis, 1,176,016 Second Base: Robinson Cano 1,235,230 Third Base: Miguel Cabrera, 1,500,165 Shortstop: Elvis Andrus, 727,555…

  15. Mitchell Boggs blows save, gets sent back down

    May 31, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT

    Jeff Francoeur, Mitchell Boggs

    Surely, the homer Mitchell Boggs gave up to Jeff Francoeur wasn’t the only reason he was demoted to Triple-A Memphis by the Cardinals on Friday. It was mostly that, though. Boggs, who opened the season as the Cardinals’ closer, was optioned to the minors for the second time this year after taking a blown save…

  16. A lot of drama over a foul tip in Kansas City yesterday

    May 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Kansas City Royals

    Many are talking about this as the latest act in the season long run of The Umpire Follies, but I think it’s something more fundamental. The upshot: in the ninth inning of yesterday’s Royals-Angels game, Jeff Francoeur swung at a pitch with two strikes on him. Home plate umpire Marty Foster called him out on…

  17. Jeff Francoeur and ANT (Announcer Nonsense Talk)

    May 20, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals Photo Day

    Posnanski hits the nail on the head: What player in baseball do you think has the most ANT — Announcer Nonsense Talk — spoken about them? By ANT, I’m not just referring to stuff announcers say. I’m referring to a sort of universal praise that does not tie to logic or anything tangible but instead…

  18. Some fun with baseball splits

    May 9, 2013, 9:14 AM EDT

    Division Series - Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees - Game Three

    A few fun early season statistics using Baseball Reference’s amazing new “Split Finder.” The Kansas City Royals’ No. 3 through No. 6 hitters have six homers all year … by far the lowest total in baseball. The Royals, even in the midst of a three-game losing streak, are off to a very nice start, and…

  19. You asked me questions on Twitter. I shall answer them.

    May 2, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

    Luke Leia

    The more basebally ones will be saved for tomorrow’s HBT Daily. Here are the ones that don’t lend themselves as well to video: Q: Better BlueJays manager? John Gibbons #1 or John Gibbons #2? Which one was played by Dick York? I liked that one better. Q: Why do you hate kittens? This is inspired…

  20. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 2, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    Mets Marlins Baseball

    Mets 7, Marlins 6:  Jordany Valdespin hit a pinch-hit three run homer in the sixth to put the Mets up to stay, breaking their six game losing streak. But Terry Collins is on the hot seat! No he isn’t! Yes he is! She’s my daughter! [slap] My sister! [slap!] My daughter … Nationals 2, Braves 0: The Nats finally…

  21. Tigers intentionally walk Jeff Francoeur in 10th, lose 8-3 to Royals

    Apr 25, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    It wasn’t the worst call of Jim Leyland’s life. It may not have even been the worst call he made today. But  Leyland opened the floodgates for a five-run 10th inning when he intentionally walked Jeff Francoeur in the 10th inning Thursday against the Royals. It was a 3-3 game at the time, but the…

  22. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 11, 2013, 6:53 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Arizona Diamondbacks

    I spent the evening seeing a preview showing of the Jackie Robinson movie, “42,” — review coming later today — so I didn’t get to watch really any baseball. Kinda glad I didn’t too. After seeing and thinking about Robinson I would have probably just thrown something at my TV if I had to watch…

  23. Royals set lineup has a disastrous debut

    Apr 1, 2013, 11:42 PM EDT

    Mike Moustakas

    Despite facing a very tough left-hander in Chris Sale, the Royals had Mike Moustakas batting cleanup today. Why? Because Ned Yost wants a set lineup. Pay no attention to those splits behind the curtain. That set lineup: LF Alex Gordon SS Alcides Escobar DH Billy Butler 3B Moustakas C Salvador Perez 1B Eric Hosmer CF…

  24. 2013 Preview: Kansas City Royals

    Mar 21, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    Royals Shields and Davis Baseball

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Today: the Kansas City Royals. The Big Question: Are the Royals finally ready to contend? For a while the Royals were a…

  25. Heading to Arizona for some Cactus League action

    Feb 27, 2013, 6:30 AM EDT

    Sunrise Cactus

    It’s gonna be a lot of radio silence from me today as, by the time you’re reading this, I will be on an airplane heading west. Yep, it’s that time of year again. I’m off to spring training for the fourth straight year. And for the third straight year I’m doing it up Cactus League-style.…

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