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Re: Frankenheart

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:29 am
by peter
From Rotoworld:
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Braves will recall Jeff Francoeur from Double-A Mississippi prior to Monday night's game.

Well, that was quick. Francoeur went 7-for-13 in three games for Mississippi with a triple and two RBI. The Braves said they would send him to the minors for "less than 20 days," but with Omar Infante out Francoeur will rejoin the Atlanta outfield. He's been dropped in almost half of all leagues, so it's worth making sure he's not available in case the minor league stint cured what was ailing him. Jul. 7 - 1:17 pm et

Re: Frankenheart

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:42 am
by Grey
Great heads up. Thanks.

This makes no sense. Was this just to embarrass him? Really bizarre decision.

Re: Frankenheart

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:05 am
by peter
Grey wrote:This makes no sense. Was this just to embarrass him? Really bizarre decision.

I don't get it, either. I fully expected them to leave him there until after the ASB. My expectations aren't high, but you've still got to keep your eye on him in leagues where he's been dropped.

Re: Frankenheart

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:13 am
by Grey
I dropped him in one deep league and I don't really want him back. How is everything right with him now? Can't be.

Re: Frankenheart

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:48 am
by peter
I agree. Duderino had 4 hits in his last 41 ABs (along w/ 1 R, 0 RBI, and 11 SOs). I'd say that was Michael Bourn territory, but Bourn's had a whopping 7 hits in that time. I'd also point out that Bourn's had twice as many RBI as Francoeur since 6/20, but 2 x 0 = 0.

I'd like to think that he'll turn it around, but I don't want to start sounding like a Hafner apologist. ("he's GOT to be better than this - I mean, he's only in his 30s and has hit more than 30 HR twice!")

Re: Frankenheart

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:48 pm
by Denys
"Only two good seasons" rule strikes again.