Phillies first round draft choices have been pretty disappointing since Cole Hamels

Embed from Getty Images The Phillies picked 17th back in 2002, after Larry Bowa's first season as Phillies manager yielded an 86-76 record. The draft was a good one: it included names such as Adam Loewen, Joe Blanton, and Jeff Francoeur. And also future stars Zach Greinke, Prince Fielder, Scott...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins are considering former Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur

Embed from Getty Images The Phillies got a lot out of outfielder Jeff Francoeur in 2015. Well, not numbers-wise, necessarily. But, Francoeur provided some veteran leadership, and for the Phillies fans, a bit of excitement in an otherwise dull season. With the Phillies having a full outfield for 2016, Francoeur...
Via Philliedelphia
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins reportedly interested in Jeff Francoeur

The way the Miami Marlins are currently set up, they've got a young team -- and more specifically a young outfield. With Marcell Ozuna, Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich, all three of the starters are 26 years old or younger.However, with trade rumors swirling around Ozuna, it makes sense that the Marlins could seek outfield help outside of the organization. According to a...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur has plenty of suitors, all better than the Phillies

View image | In the 2015 offseason, Jeff Francoeur was an afterthought. The Phillies gave him a minor league deal and a chance to attend Phillies Spring Training, and Francoeur batted just .227. Yet, the Phillies gave Francoeur a chance anyway. Francoeur spent the entire season on the Phillies...
Via Philliedelphia
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Season in Review: Jeff Francoeur

View image | You couldn’t have had a more under the radar signing than on November 13, 2014, when the Phillies signed outfielder Jeff Francoeur to a minor-league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Francoeur was among a list of seven journeyman players signed on that day. The...
Via Philliedelphia
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur, Phillies mutually interested in return for 2016

When the Phillies signed Jeff Francoeur as a one-year, $950,000 non-roster contract invite in the offseason, he joined a team on the verge of a rebuild with hopes of revitalizing his career. Fast forward to September and he is on his way to doing that, proving to be a huge...
Via Philliedelphia
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur gives back to the community in a special way

(Photo: @Cindy610) Even though the Philadelphia Phillies have a twin-bill double header against the Chicago Cubs Friday evening, Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur still found time within his busy schedule to attend the 14th annual 98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon, which supports the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Below are pictures...
Via Philliedelphia
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets turn unbelievable 1-3-1 putout vs Phillies (Video)

The New York Mets are on an incredible roll right now, and a play that perfectly captures it is the extremely rare 1-3-1 putout that they pulled off to end the 10th inning of Thursday night's game in Philadelphia.Phillies batter Jeff Francoeur hit a comebacker towards Mets reliever Carlos Torres and the ball took a crazy bounce off his leg towards first. Mets first baseman Daniel...
Via Holdout Sports
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Pull Off Incredible Defensive Play Thanks To Heel Flick (Video)

You know it’s your year when plays like this happen. The New York Mets have made an unlikely ascent into first place in the National League East thanks to their pitching. But it was the defense that stole the show in their matchup against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. With the game tied in extra innings, the Phillies’ Jeff Francoeur hit a hard ground ball up the...
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies showing signs of future success

By Cordell Oberholtzer While the Philadelphia Phillies are still in the drivers seat for the worst record in baseball this season, they have been playing as well as anyone since the All-Star Break. Considering they were on pace to lose 110 games this season at the Break and they’re now in a better position to avoid 100 losses, it’s pretty remarkable how quickly things changed...
Via The Outside Corner
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies' Jeff Francoeur boosting trade value

Most of the trade talk involving the Phillies revolves around the potential next destination of left-hander Cole Hamels, but outfielder Jeff Francoeur could also be a viable target for a contending team. Francoeur continued to enhance his market value with a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th inning to lift the Phillies to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday. It marked...
Via Fox Sports
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Red-hot stretch continues for Francoeur

Jeff Francoeur hit a two-out, two-run home run in the 10th inning of a 5-3 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. It was his third big homer in eight days as the Phillies improved to 6-1 since the All-Star break.
Via Philly Sports Live
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Francoeur caps late rally with 10th-inning HR

Cody Asche hit a game-tying double in the ninth inning and Jeff Francoeur smacked a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th to lift the Phillies to a 5-3 victory Friday over the Cubs in front of 41,230 at Wrigley Field.
Via Philly Sports Live
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Francoeur's 10th-inning HR gives Phillies 5-3 win over Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) Jeff Francoeur hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning and the Philadelphia Phillies, who had rallied in the ninth, beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Friday. Francoeur drove his game-winner deep into the bleachers in left field off Cubs reliever Rafael Soriano, who came in for James Russell (0-2), who gave up a leadoff single to Cesar Hernandez in the 10th....
Via AP on Fox
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur: Not worth the Phillies trading?

View image | I will be the first to admit that I was bothered when outfielder Jeff Francoeur made the Phillies Opening Day roster. I did not feel that that his Spring Training performance merited a roster spot, especially when there were young players to play. I now think...
Via Philliedelphia
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Hot Francoeur earns more playing time

The Phillies' lineup for Monday's game against the Rays hasn't been announced yet. But Jeff Francoeur has already been assured that he'll be in it.
Via Philly Sports Live
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies walk off on Francoeur’s home run

On a day where the Phillies celebrated Christmas in July, Jeff Francoeur gave the fans a present in the form of a walk-off  two-run home run. In the process, he kept his team hot with an 8-7 win over the Marlins, completing the team’s first sweep since mid May. “Hitting season,” as former manager Charlie Manuel used to call it, was in full effect as the two clubs combined...
Via Phillies Nation
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur Walks Phillies Off To Complete the Sweep

Wikipedia Commons Final: Phillies 8, Marlins 7 WP: Neris (1-0) LP: Ramos (0-2) Philadelphia, PA- Phillies (32-62) started the second half with two wins out of the box over the Marlins (38-54). The Phillies sent Cole Hamels to the hill with scouts coming from all over to watch what could...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins fall to Phillies thanks to 4-run 8th inning

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jeff Francoeur hit a pinch-hit three-run home run in Philadelphia's four-run eighth inning, leading the Phillies to a 6-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night in a matchup of two of the worst teams in baseball. Ryan Howard had an RBI for the Phillies, who snapped a five-game losing streak while winning for just the eighth time in their last 34 games...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins fall to Phillies thanks to 4-run 8th inning

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jeff Francoeur hit a pinch-hit three-run home run in Philadelphia's four-run eighth inning, leading the Phillies to a 6-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night in a matchup of two of the worst teams in baseball. Ryan Howard had an RBI for the Phillies, who snapped a five-game losing streak while winning for just the eighth time in their last 34 games...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Pirates interested in Ben Revere and Jeff Francoeur

The Pittsburgh Pirates are approaching the end of the first half on a high.  They boost a stellar record of 52-35 and are just 3.5 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for sole possession of first place in the NL Central Division.  They have the opportunity to seize control of a division that the Cardinals have been dominating for years now.  In order to do that they are seeking...
Via Baseball Essential
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Bright Spots for the Phillies at the All-Star Break

The Phillies are heading into the All-Star Break with 62 losses–the most losses any Phillies team has had before an All-Star Break since the Midsummer Classic’s conception back in 1933. The club is the only team in MLB not to hit 30 wins, and have the worst record in baseball at 29-62. They have ten more losses than the second-worst team in the league, the Milwaukee Brewers ...
Via Phillies Nation
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates reportedly interested in Phillies outfielders Francoeur, Revere

The Pittsburgh Pirates are keeping close watch on the Philadelphia Phillies outfield. According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pirates have talked to the Phillies about both Jeff Francoeur and Ben Revere. While the Pirates wouldn't have to make concessions to acquire the veteran Francoeur, Revere, a speedster who hits for average, is a much more highly coveted...
Via Fox Sports
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten under-the-radar players to watch at the trade deadline

By Dave Tobener Yesterday, we took a look at the big names that may be on the move at this year’s trade deadline. Chances are your team won’t trade for any of those guys; instead, they’ll trade for a guy you kind of forgot was in the league before you look up his numbers and realize he’s been pretty good this year. That’s what always happens at the trade deadline. Those...
Via The Outside Corner
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies 7, Dodgers 2: Francoeur’d

Jeff Francoeur went 2-for-4 with a 2-run double and a solo home run. I could just end the recap right there — trust me, I almost did — and you’d know the outcome. But, that wouldn’t be fair to former Dodger and massively underrated in his time with the team Chad Billingsley. Oh, the Dodgers lost 7-2 to the hapless Phillies. Billingsley was pretty good, especially considering...
Via Dodgers Digest
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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