Here are today's minor moves from around the league.
- Pitcher Kameron Loe has opted out of his minor-league deal with the Giants, and he's now a free agent, MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo tweets. Loe pitched for the Mariners, Cubs and Braves in 2013, accumulating 20 innings with a 5.85 ERA, 5.4 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9.
- The Indians have released outfielder Jeff Francoeur, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian tweets. They had signed him to a minor-league deal in January. Francoeur, 30, collected 256 plate appearances with the Royals and Giants in 2013, hitting .204/.238/.298. Francoeur has also played with the Braves, Mets and Rangers in his nine-year big-league career.
Hills of Glenallen
Time to try Japan or the Independents and rebuild some value, I guess.
Bacon. Don’t believe me? Google “Francoeur Bacon”
Gotta protect Giambi’s roster spot, I guess. Sheesh.
yes because gimabi being strictly a DH and him not always playing everyday. we have a decent outfield with brantley and bourn franceour wasn’t really needed. if your talking skill compairson and the better player it’s giambi by far go ahead and look at his stats in compairsion to fancouers
Give me Franceour over Giambi any day. At least Frenchy can hit over the Mendoza line AND play the field. Giambi needs to retire.
Remember way back when, they were calling Francoeur “the Natural”? Seems like a long, long time ago now.
Frenchy was one of the most approachable professional athletes I have ever met. I remember him on two occasions picking two small kids and bringing them into the dugout and taking photos. I really wish he could get his career back in line and be a useful player for someones roster.
His offensive strategy of swinging at every pitch and striking out in every plate appearance has really backfired. He should probably go back to the drawing board and come up with a new offensive game. Maybe one that involves getting base hits and walks. An on base percentage over 23% might be attractive to potential teams. Maybe he should shoot for, I dunno, 35%. Also, maybe he could try reaching towards 20 walks, I’m not so sure 10 walks in a season is enough. Again, it really stems from his “swing at everything, no matter what” approach. That is what I see as his main issue right now, but I guess that is really a stylistic difference of opinion. Frenchy has his own ways of doing things, and I appreciate that.
He reminds me of the bugs bunny cartoon where he gets guys to strike out on one pitch.
wish the mets would bring back frenchy
I bet French could totally become a decent pitcher…a decent arm was all he ever really had anyway…