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New York Yankees acquire A’s Jeff Francis

Left- handed pitcher Jeff Francis has been traded to the New York Yankees from the Oakland Athletics. Are the New York Yankees really adding depth to their pitching staff by acquiring Oakland Athletics’ left-handed pitcher Jeff Francis? The pitching rotation for the Yankees is just a huge mess right now. Honestly, I just don’t know what’s going on with it or how they plan to...
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Acquire Left-Hander Jeff Francis From Oakland Athletics

It didn’t take long for the New York Yankees to acquire much-needed pitching help. A day after right-hander Masahiro Tanaka learned he had a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament and possibly could need Tommy John surgery, New York traded for Oakland Athletics pitcher Jeff Francis for a player to be named later. Francis was recently designated for assignment by the...
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies fail to show up for finale in San francisco

Jeff Francis got shelled on Wednesday in San Francisco.Welcome back to earth, Colorado Rockies fans.After a heartbreaking loss on Tuesday night, a game in which the Rockies had a chance to build off of, the team suddenly looked much like the 2012 Colorado team that was hardly watchable. Jeff Francis looked like the guy who couldn't get a big league job a year ago, and the offense...
Via Rockies Review
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Francis moves closer to rotation spot with Rockies

Jeff Francis moved closer to locking up a rotation spot with the Colorado Rockies with another scoreless performance on Tuesday, Francis, 32, has threw four scoreless innings allowing just a hit against the Cubs. The left handed Francis has now thrown nine scoreless innings and has not walked a batter in three spring appearances. Colorado has as many as three rotation spots up for...
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

AP source: LHP Jeff Francis stays with Rockies

A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jeff Francis is staying with the Colorado Rockies. The 31-year-old left-hander has agreed to a one-year contract, the person said Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced. Francis is 67-73 with a 4.86 ERA in 205 starts and one relief appearance during eight major league seasons...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies should trade Jeff Francis

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...
Via Rockies Review
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies finally get good pitching performance, win behind Jeff Francis

Jeff Francis pitched very well and gave the Rockies a chance.A little starting pitching can go a long way.That was the lesson once again for the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night in Philadelphia. This time, however, the Rockies got to see firsthand what being on the right end of the strong pitching performance feels like.Jeff Francis, limited to 76 pitches due to the Rockies four...
Via Rockies Review
June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeff Francis fits right in with the Colorado Rockies

Jeff Francis made his return on Saturday.Saturday's matinee at Coors Field was a micro chasm of the entire 2012 season as the Colorado Rockies lost to the Los Angeles Angels 11-5.The game represented exactly what the Rockies approach going into the season was. Basically what that amounts to is cross your fingers and hope everything goes perfectly.The hope that Jeff Francis...
Via Rockies Review
June 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Jeff Francis opts out of deal

The Reds released LHP Jeff Francis from Triple-A Louisville at his request on Monday, thus making him a free agent. The 31-year old excercised a clause in his minor league contract that allowed him to opt-out of his deal after June 1st.The southpaw notched a 3-6 record and 3.72 ERA in 12 starts (77.1 IP) with the Bats this season. He owns a 4.78 ERA and a 61-66 mark during his 7...
Via Redlegs Review
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Francis Hurts Rotation Chances - Takes Loss in 12-2 blowout

The Cincinnati Reds (10-15) threw out what could be considered the minor league team against the Texas Rangers (7-16) and it showed. After a scoreless first inning the Reds fell behind early giving up multiple runs in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th inning and were never able to recover. Despite wanting to put this game out of memory here is a look at the usual, Good, Bad and Notables...
Via Redlegs Review
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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