Triple Play: David Price, Carlos Santana, Jeff Francoeur

Welcome to the Triple Play. In this week’s edition, we look at the hottest pitcher in baseball, the player most named in trade rumors (who happens to be one and the same), and more, including a brief review of the latest baseball book by John Feinstein. We also examine one of the more idiotic baseball ideas to be suggested in my lifetime.   Who’s Hot? David Price, Tampa...
Via i70baseball
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Padres 7-26-2014

@groupcse Exciting! I'd love to go! #FrancoeurFan — Lauren T. (@BravesLove) July 24, 2014             Everyone will tell you this about Jeff Francoeur: "He's one of the nicest Braves I've ever met." And it's true - he's one of the nicest, goofiest, kind-hearted Braves I've ever spoken with. That's just his personality. I do wish he...
Via Love My Bravos
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Meet the man behind the epic pranks on Jeff Francoeur

Jeff Francoeur's foray back into the minor leagues has produced two particularly hilarious moments this season. The first, when his El Paso Chihuahuas teammates convinced him that teammate Jorge Reyes was deaf (he's not) and the second, when he dared to use the coaches bathroom and his teammates retaliated by forcing him to find another way out of the room (he chose the ceiling...
Via Fox Sports West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Vedder Turned Last Night’s Cubs Loss Into A Beautiful Family Affair

Getty Image The Chicago Cubs were absolutely walloped by the San Diego Padres to the tune of 13-3 last night at Wrigley Field, but that probably didn’t cause too many fans to shatter their monocles. Regardless of how many games they lose and seasons go by, the Cubbies still have the best celebrity sports fans in the world, and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder stopped by last night...
Via With Leather
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Met Gets Pranked

Former Met Jeff Francoeur was the subject of an "interesting" practical joke from his teammates of the AAA El Paso Chihuahuas, the affiliate of the San Diego Padres. Francoeur, who is a great baseball character, did things his Frenchy Way.  
Via Long Island Met Fan
4 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 100 (SD at CHC)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending 100 games watching awful baseball and your starting centerfielder getting suspended for 25 games.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (44-56) defeated the Chicago Cubs (41-58) by a score of 8-3 in the second game of a three game series at Wrigley Field. Ian Kennedy...
Via Padres Public
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Francoeur, Solarte help Padres beat Cubs

Jeff Francoeur arrived at Wrigley Field on Wednesday both smiling and wounded. “Last night, when I was packing my bags, a bat came down and smoked me right here,” Francoeur said, pointing to a small gash between his eyebrows. “I could’ve said I beat somebody up or did something like that.” Later that evening, Francoeur helped the Padres beat the Cubs, 8-3, singling and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur pranked again, trapped in coaches’ bathroom (Video)

Jeff Francoeur was called up to the big leagues by the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, so his minor league teammates from Triple-A El Paso decided to give him a going away present. Cody Decker, who has 13 home runs for the Chihuahuas this season, produced yet another video in which the team runs a […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Frenchy's Revenge: Chihuahuas Prank Jeff Francoeur Again as He Gets Call Back to Padres

((ht: Atlanta Brave, New York Met, Kansas City Royal and San Francisco Padre Jeff Francoeur can now add another Major League Baseball team to his ever-growing resume--the San Diego Padres.Francoeur on Wednesday got a call up from the Padres Triple-A team in El Paso.But not before his friends and teammates on the Chihuahuas got one last practical joke in....Check...
Via Online Sports Guys
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur Gets Got Once Again

Rarely is the sequel as good as the original and, hardly ever, is it better.  This is not one of those times. Back in April, Jeff Francoeur’s teammates with the El Paso Chihuahuas convinced him that reliever Jorge Reyes was deaf.  And the best part…they kept up the charade for weeks.  So, on the eve of Francoeur getting promoted to the San Diego Padres…his teammates struck...
Via Hall of Very Good
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The El Paso Chihuahuas have pranked Jeff Francoeur...again

Back in April, the El Paso Chihuahuas pulled off an epic month-long prank against former big leaguer, and current AAA teammate, Jeff Francoeur. Well, "Frenchy" got the call up to San Diego and the Chihuahuas decided to send him off the right way, making him look dumb on camera...again.Credit to "Frenchy" for realizing that his teammates were not going to let him...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Promote Francoeur; Maybin Suspended

The carousel that is the San Diego Padres 25-man roster continues at full speed into the end of July as the team has promoted outfielder Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso. Francoeur’s call-up to the Majors became necessary following the suspension of outfielder Cameron Maybin who violated MLB’s drug use policy by testing positive for amphetamines. Maybin will be serving a...
Via Friarhood
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur’s Triple-A Teammates Successfully Prank Him Once Again (Video)

Outfielder-turned-pitcher Jeff Francoeur was reportedly called up by the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, and while that’s great news for his career, that unfortunately means the end of his minor-league teammates pranking him. Thankfully, though, the El Paso Chihuahuas got one more prank in before Francoeur was promoted to the bigs. Back in April, Francoeur’s Triple-A teammates...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s another hilarious Jeff Francoeur prank

Back in April, the El Paso Chihuahuas pranked teammate Jeff Francoeur, convincing him that a teammate was deaf. In honor of Francoeur’s promotion to the major league today, Cody Decker of the Chihuahuas released another prank video, in which the team locks Francoeur in the bathroom. I won’t spoil the conclusion, but it’s pretty fantastic. Poor Jeff. Hopefully the Padres let...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeff Francoeur again victimized by brilliant prank

Back in April, the El Paso Chihuahuas pranked teammate Jeff Francoeur, convincing him that a teammate was deaf. In honor of Francoeur’s promotion to the major league today, Cody Decker of the Chihuahuas released another prank video, in which the team locks Francoeur in the bathroom. I won’t spoil the conclusion, but it’s pretty fantastic. Poor Jeff. Hopefully the Padres let...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres’ Minor League Team Again Pulls Epic Prank On Jeff Francoeur

As if one time wasn’t enough to prank Jeff Francoeur, several Chihuahuas players went after the 30-year-old outfielder who was called up to the Padres this afternoon. Francoeur, who did some pitching with the Padres’ Triple-A team, was trapped by his teammates after going into the coaches’ bathroom.  Here’s the previous prank in which his teammates convince him […]...
Via Diehardsport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The El Paso Chihuahuas Locked Jeff Francoeur in the Coach's Bathroom

Jeff Francoeur used the El Paso Chihuahuas's coach's bathroom. A no-no. So they locked him in. Meh. [Deadspin]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Decker Presents: “Frenchy Number Two”

America’s favorite perpetrator of practical jokes against outfielder Jeff Francoeur is back again with another practical joke against outfielder Jeff Francoeur. This time with a possible misdemeanor of false imprisonment as the punchline. El Paso Chihuahua’s Utility Man and Self-Proclaimed Writer/Director/Editor Cody Decker takes his pranking to the next level in this new video...
Via Friarhood
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Francoeur returns to majors, Atlanta with Padres

Parkview's pride and joy will return home this weekend. Former Atlanta Brave right fielder Jeff Francoeur was called up by the San Diego Padres Wednesday. Francoeur, who had an opt-out clause on his minor league deal, was hitting .294 with a .465 slugging percentage and 15 homers with the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas. It should be noted he also pitched in relief and posted a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MadFriars' Players of the Month for June

MadFriars' Player of the Month: June Every month, MadFriars looks at the best performers across the Padres' minor league affiliates. Some interesting performances in June, which saw a few call-ups to the big club and few players that are beginning to put together sustained success. El Paso Chihuahuas (13-15) 1B/OF Jake Goebbert, who was acquired from the A's in the Kyle...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 6-21-14

Trea Turner helped continue the Emeralds win streak with his hot hitting as the Emeralds won 6-1. The Chihuahuas enjoyed an offensive explosion as they beat the Storm Chasers 12-3.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Jeff Francoeur Pitching Prospect of the Day: Colin Rea   El Paso Chihuahuas 12, Omaha Storm Chasers 3 Tyler Greene – SS: 3-4, BB, K, 2 Runs scored Brooks Conrad – 2B...
Via Friarhood
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur: Re-Invented as a Relief Pitcher

((ht:, sure, this is under the "He's still in baseball" category, but so what. We've covered San Diego Padres minor leaguer Jeff Francoeur since he was a kid playing baseball and football at Parkview High School.And he's truly one of the nicest, most fun-loving guys you'll ever meet.But he's struggled as a pro baseball player....
Via Online Sports Guys
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur is getting the last laugh on his El Paso Chihuahuas teammates

Last week Jeff Francoeur went viral by getting pranked for an entire month by his El Paso Chihuahuas teammates, well this week Jeff got a little bit of payback while on the field.The Chihuahuas were spanked a couple of times this week by the Las Vegas 51s and "Frenchie" was inserted into games on both Sunday and Tuesday as a relief pitcher. We see this sort of thing all...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur doing it all for Triple-A team

Jeff Francoeur is proving to be a regular “Jack of All Trades” for the San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate El Paso Chihuahuas. Not only is the outfielder the perfect prank victim, but with a Gold Glove and World Series experience, he’s also got some pretty solid Major League credentials.  Oh, yeah…he’s also proving to be a rally killer on the mound. Sunday night, “Frenchy”...
Via Hall of Very Good
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians react to epic prank pulled on former teammate

DETROIT -- Jeff Francoeur's former Indians teammates pretty much had the same reaction as most when they saw the video of the prank involving him -- laughter and surprise that it could last so long. Francoeur, who is with the Padres Triple-A affiliate in El Paso, was convinced by teammates that pitcher Jorge Reyes was deaf. The video of the prank was posted on YouTube over the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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