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WATCH: Houston Astros Robbie Grossman robs Juan Francisco of game tying home run

The Houston Astros are playing spoiler to American League contenders, having taken two out of three games from the Oakland Athletics earlier this week, and now taking a second (out of three games so far, fourth game tomorrow) for the AL East contending Toronto Blue Jays.  The Jays nearly tied the game in the Top of the 8th when Juan Francisco seemed as if he hit a two run home run...
Via Reading Between The Seams
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Apparently Spring Training Numbers Don’t Matter (Except When They Do)

(Image: Associated Press) The Brewers officially announced the end of the Juan Francisco experiment earlier today.  My colleague Nick Michalski said this is the right move for Francisco, and I see no reason to disagree.  Francisco seems to have worked hard in winter ball, made adjustments to his approach at the plate, and was having a great spring at the time of his release...
Via Brewers Bar
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Decision on Francisco Right for Player, Impact for Team Murky

(Photo: Getty Images) The Juan Francisco saga cleared up a little bit Monday, with reports specifying that Francisco had been placed on release waivers, clearing him to sign with another team. A release from the Brewers was not the result I envisioned with Francisco.  After the conclusion of the 2013 season, I was adamant that the Brewers look proactively and determinedly...
Via Brewers Bar
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers rumors: Juan Francisco released during Spring Training

No official statement given from the Milwaukee Brewers organization as of Sunday morning but Juan Francisco has an empty locker in Maryvale, Arizona. Francisco who has had a great offensive showing this spring has been a liability in the field that can't be looked over.After coming over from the Atlanta Braves last June, Francisco showed power and versatility at the plate. With...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco makes his noise with bat

PHOENIX -- Juan Francisco is oftentimes slumped over in his locker, intently focused on his phone or iPod, seemingly oblivious to what's going on around him. The Milwaukee Brewers first baseman rarely smiles or shows any emotion for that matter. A glance at the team's media guide usually provides a series of hobbies or interesting facts about the players, but Francsico'...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Tuesday: Juan Francisco searches for consistency at the plate

MILWAUKEE -- After back-to-back four strikeout games, Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Juan Francisco got Tuesday off in an attempt to clear his mind. Francisco is 1-for-17 with 13 strikeouts on the current homestand and was visually frustrated Monday night. While Francisco is a high strikeout and big power player, he has recently been missing pitches he usually drives. Former Astros...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Juan For the Road: Braves Designate Francisco for Assignment

The Atlanta Braves made a move that may have surprised some of the fans of the feathered, as the team announced that they had designated third baseman Juan Francisco for assignment to make room for rookie reliever Alex Wood, who debuted for the team in Thursday’s 11-3 victory over the Blue Jays. For those who are not familiar with the terms of being designated, this means that...
Via isportsweb.com
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves trade for Reds' 3B Francisco

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Cincinnati Reds traded third baseman Juan Francisco to the Atlanta Braves for right-hander J.J. Hoover on Sunday. The 24-year-old Francisco was competing with Todd Frazier to back up Scott Rolen. Francisco was signed by the Reds in 2004 and was out of minor league options. Francisco has played 81 games in the majors. The lefty hitter has a career batting...
Via Fox Sports South
April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds deal Francisco to Atlanta

Say hello to the newest member of the Reds From mlbtraderumors.com... "The Braves acquired third baseman Juan Francisco from the Reds in exchange for right-hander J.J. Hoover, according to a press release from the team. Francisco, 24, has appeared in 81 games for the Reds over the last three seasons, posting a slash line of .284/.331/.450. The left-handed hitter was...
Via Redlegs Review
April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Francisco named fantasy league 'sleeper'

Francisco is expected to push for more playing time in 2012 behind veteran Scott Rolen ESPN.com senior writer Eric Karabell recently published a post highlighting four players from the National League Central who he considers to be fantasy league "sleepers" for the upcoming season (you can read the entire piece here if you wish). Among the four relatively unknown...
Via Redlegs Review
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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