Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 7/26/12
The Rockies should trade Jeff Francis.The Colorado Rockies did on Wednesday night what they seem to do only when Jeff Francis takes the mound. They won.Wednesday night's game was the latest strong performance from Francis, who was the butt of many jokes when he was re-acquired by the Rockies in June. In the face of his doubters, all Francis has done is prove that even with diminished velocity, he can still get Major League hitters out.In avoiding the sweep in Arizona, Francis pitched six innings, giving up two runs on five hits, two of which were solo home runs. Again, the impressive stat for the Canadian lefty is from the base on balls category. He walked only one Diamondback batter, keeping himself out of trouble.With the way Francis has pitched, it is hard to believe that he is still sporting an ERA of 4.97. The results have been far better than that number would suggest. However, dig deeper into his outings and it becomes more clear. In only three of his starts has he given up m...
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