Found August 20, 2013 on Sports Blog Talk:
The San Francisco Giants have cut outfielder Jeff Francoeur.  The fancy term that they use in major league baseball for cutting a player is “designated for assignment.” Designated for assignment sounds like an important military term, but in major league baseball it means that you are no longer wanted.  It also means that they don’t know what they want to do with you. This is the second time this season that Francoeur has been handed a pink slip.  He was “designated for assignment” by the Kansas City Royals earlier in the season, before the Giants decided to take a chance on the former Sports Illustrated cover boy. So the question has to be posed, is Jeff Francoeur’s career over? Francoeur has hit a paltry .204 this season with an even worse .238 on-base percentage and horrible .298 slugging percentage.  Those are numbers you normally get from a slick fielding, defensive replacement.  Not a guy who is supposed to be a power-hitting outfielder. Francoeur has built up a lot of equity ...
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