Mutual Interest Between Francis, Rockies

The Rockies have interest in bringing Jeff Francis back next year and the left-hander would like to re-sign in Colorado, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. The Rockies, who are expected to decline their $7.5MM option for Francis, told his agent they still want to work out a deal.

"They have made it clear they want Jeff to stay," Jim Lindell said. "Jeff loves Denver, loves the guys in the clubhouse. And if everything's equal, Jeff would love to be back."’s Jayson Stark recently heard indications that the Rockies won’t offer Francis more than a modest one-year deal with incentives. The team’s pursuit of Francis could depend, in part, on negotiations with another Rockies lefty. Jorge de la Rosa hits free agency this offseason and he may have started discussing a contract with Colorado.

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6 Comments on "Mutual Interest Between Francis, Rockies"

4 years 10 months ago

Not a bad idea. It usually takes someone a full 2 years to come all the back after arm surgery. He was a decent middle of the rotation starter for them in his prime, hopefully he can return to that level.

4 years 10 months ago

I have a good Jeff Francis story.His wife is from London, Ontairo and he was there during one off-season. He goes into this grocery store that I use to work at (still in contact with some employees there) and he tries to buy groceries with his credit card and is transaction is denied for whatever reason. Francis then pulls out the “I play for the Colorado Rockies” card and the cashier doesn’t know what he’s carrying on about. The guy who ran our baseball pool at one time goes to the till, luckily is a manager and saves the day and approves his card and the Francis clan are able to eat once again.The End

4 years 10 months ago

cool story, bro

4 years 10 months ago

Should have made him pay cash! :p

4 years 10 months ago

Francis to jays.

4 years 10 months ago

Mets can use him…but then again the Mets can use any decent pitcher.