Rockies To Sign Jeff Francis

FRIDAY: The sides agreed to a Major League deal, Jerry Crasnick of reports (on Twitter).

WEDNESDAY: It appears that left-hander Jeff Francis has an agreement in principle with the Rockies, sources tell Troy Renck of The Denver Post (via Twitter).  Renck adds that he expects the veteran to start this weekend.

If Francis does indeed sign with the Rockies, he'll return to where he pitched from 2004-10.  Francis owned a 4.22 ERA with 6.9 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 in 215 1/3 innings for the Rockies in 2007.

The Reds released Francis earlier this week after he opted out of his contract.  The 31-year-old posted a 3.72 ERA with 7.7 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 in 77 1/3 innings for Triple-A Louisville.

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3 years 2 months ago

This may have something to do with the egg Outman laid replacing Moyer

3 years 2 months ago

It also may have to do with the eggs Chacin and Guthrie laid, the injury to Nicasio, the horrible idea to keep Pomeranz in the minors, the delayed return of De La Rosa, the failures of Moscoso and Chatwood and that their bullpen is one of the most overworked in the game.

3 years 2 months ago

They started out the offseason pretty well as far as loading up on starting options. And now to see almost everyone fall apart is some pretty crap luck.

3 years 2 months ago

I can’t understand why Esmil Rogers hasn’t been released yet.