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Frank Francisco Throws Bullpen, Likely DL Stint On Horizon

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Frank Francisco threw another bullpen session on Saturday morning. According to Rubin, this was his third bullpen this week, and he is likely going to throw at least two more before moving on to live batting practice. Saturday’s session consisted of 31 total pitches, all of which were fastballs and curveballs. The likely path for Francisco...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Frank Francisco Undergoes Surgery To Remove Bone Spur In Right Elbow

Mets just announced that RHP Frank Francisco underwent surgery today to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. The surgery was performed by Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Francisco is expected to begin throwing in six weeks and is expected to be ready for Opening Day of the 2013 season. Wonder why they waited 2 1/2 months...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Frank Francisco Could Miss All Of 2013 Season?

Check out this tweet from MLB Network regarding Mets closer Frank Francisco…  Umm… The MLB Network is also reporting this on their on-screen baseball news ticker. There has been no news or report about this from any Mets related sources or from a team release. Last thing I heard was from Collins yesterday saying that Frank Francisco has no structural damage and does not need...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Francisco Rusty In Rehab Assignment Today

Mets closer Frank Francisco began his rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton today, starting his rehab one day later than initially planned. Francisco was very rusty, allowing one run on three hits, a walk and a strikeout in 2/3 of an inning. Francisco threw 24 pitches, 14 of which were strikes. Francisco, who has been on the disabled list since June 23 with a strained left oblique...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Frank Francisco Calls Out Yankees, Says 'I Can't Wait to Face Those Chickens'

Frank Francisco is not having a good season, but that's done nothing to deter the reliever's confidence. Francisco's Mets will take on the Yankees for three games beginning on Friday, and he had a simple message for his upcoming opponents. "I can't wait to face those chickens," Francisco told the New York Post. "I want to strike out the side against...
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Francisco calls Yankees 'chickens'

At least somebody isn't afraid to talk trash about a cross-town rival. "I can't wait to face those chickens," Mets closer Frank Francisco said when asked about playing the Yankees in this weekend's Subway Series at Citi Field. "I want to strike out the side against them. I've done it before." Before Francisco could elaborate on his "chickens...
Via Fox Sports
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

How would you rate Frank Francisco’s first five weeks?

Frank Francisco came on in the ninth inning last night and retired the side in order to pick up his eighth save of the year, looking pretty good in the process. Five weeks into his Mets tenure – how do you feel about Francisco as the team’s closer? Do you feel pretty good or do you get a sick feeling in your stomach when he strides into the game? A closer’s worth is judged...
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

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