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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

In-Depth Analysis of Jeff Francoeur Acquisition

Texas Rangers - Acquired OF Jeff Francoeur


2010 ZIPS Projection - Jeff Francoeur
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      AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI   BB   SO SB   BA OBP SLG
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2010   401   43   95 16   2 11   54   29   76   8 .237 .293 .369
RoYr   135   16   36   7   1   4   20   8   25   1 .264 .312 .413
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Total 536   59 131 23   3 15   74   37 101   9 .244 .298 .380

Year-to-date totals include minor-league translations, if applicable.

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Dan Szymborski Posted: September 01, 2010 at 05:54 AM | 44 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Moe Greene Posted: September 01, 2010 at 06:05 AM (#3631474)
Love it.
   2. Dan Szymborski Posted: September 01, 2010 at 06:11 AM (#3631476)
I have to insert some text - it's making the front page crazy!
   3. Lassus Posted: September 01, 2010 at 06:12 AM (#3631477)
Win, Mr. Szym.
   4. Dan Szymborski Posted: September 01, 2010 at 06:16 AM (#3631479)
Front page should be good in about 10 mins or so.
   5. akrasian Posted: September 01, 2010 at 06:16 AM (#3631480)
Woohoo! I'm a better investor than Lenny Dykstra! (probably)
   6. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 01, 2010 at 06:19 AM (#3631481)
Awesome.
   7. Dan Szymborski Posted: September 01, 2010 at 06:27 AM (#3631482)
Grr. Trying to add just enough text so that the site doesn't try to use the graphic as the teaser.
   8. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: September 01, 2010 at 06:48 AM (#3631487)
It's still the funniest thing I've read on BBTF in a long time. I spewed generic Cocoa Pebbles all over my keyboard.
   9. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: September 01, 2010 at 07:54 AM (#3631494)
Awesome dan, on fb it uses the content policy quite funny in its own right.
   10. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: September 01, 2010 at 09:46 AM (#3631497)
brilliant
   11. Richard Posted: September 01, 2010 at 10:16 AM (#3631499)
Well played, sir.
   12. Dan Evensen Posted: September 01, 2010 at 10:22 AM (#3631500)
Where's the "like" button?
   13. Downtown Bookie Posted: September 01, 2010 at 11:39 AM (#3631507)
Good show!

DB
   14. Tim Wallach was my Hero Posted: September 01, 2010 at 11:40 AM (#3631509)
Aweaome. Really.
   15. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: September 01, 2010 at 11:41 AM (#3631510)
But but but Jonathan Winters is already dead!
   16. bunyon Posted: September 01, 2010 at 11:52 AM (#3631512)
So, did the Rangers really acquire him or are you just playing?

Anyway, awesome.
   17. formerly dp Posted: September 01, 2010 at 12:04 PM (#3631516)
I didn't have time to read the whole way through the chart, but I assume your conclusion was huge win for the Rangers?
   18. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: September 01, 2010 at 12:10 PM (#3631518)
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OK, I think I'm beginning to get this Jeff Francoeur thing.
   19. Johnny Tuttle Posted: September 01, 2010 at 12:20 PM (#3631524)
I bow before your awesomeness. Don't ever change. And make this your Twitter background!!!
   20. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: September 01, 2010 at 12:22 PM (#3631525)
Ha ha, good one.
   21. Zeba Zeba Eata Posted: September 01, 2010 at 12:50 PM (#3631539)
This is fantastic.
   22. Spahn Insane Posted: September 01, 2010 at 12:54 PM (#3631541)
Pretty funny, but I have to say, I still prefer the simple hilarity of toast, and the slow kid's letter to Dayton Moore.

As to the merits: is this that bad an acquisition if, as it appears, he's going to be the short side of a platoon? Frenchy can hit lefties a bit, and can play non-awful defense. That's not worth much, but the Rangers didn't give up much.
   23. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: September 01, 2010 at 01:13 PM (#3631554)
It's going to be a lot less fun watching Francoeur flail for Texas than it was when he was a Met, especially since he might even be halfway useful in a reduced role.
   24. Latnam's first name is Bob Lemon's middle name Posted: September 01, 2010 at 01:27 PM (#3631559)
This was a great way to start my day. Thanks to Dan, and to the Rangers.
   25. CraigK Posted: September 01, 2010 at 01:45 PM (#3631567)
But but but Jonathan Winters is already dead!


No he ain't.
   26. Win one for Agrippa (haplo53) Posted: September 01, 2010 at 02:13 PM (#3631579)
This pretty much cements Jon Daniels-as-Mets GM next year, doesn't it? (Which overall I think I'd be OK with, but still... he'll never not have traded for Frenchy ever again).
   27. ColonelTom Posted: September 01, 2010 at 02:22 PM (#3631585)
Primey.
   28. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 01, 2010 at 02:28 PM (#3631594)
Once again, Dan.
   29. ckash Posted: September 01, 2010 at 02:41 PM (#3631611)
A thing of beauty
   30. Gamingboy Posted: September 01, 2010 at 02:49 PM (#3631623)
Primey for sure.
   31. The importance of being Ernest Riles Posted: September 01, 2010 at 02:55 PM (#3631627)
Apparently, ESPN rejected this because "there's no way anyone traded for Frenchy; we don't publish analysis of fake transactions no matter how funny."
   32. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: September 01, 2010 at 03:00 PM (#3631633)
Like
   33. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 01, 2010 at 03:09 PM (#3631646)
Very funny, but why is it his 2009 Zips Projection?
   34. konaforever Posted: September 01, 2010 at 03:12 PM (#3631647)
H I L A R I O U S!
   35. Daunte Vicknabbit! Posted: September 01, 2010 at 03:31 PM (#3631663)
My favorite TO post will always be "other bad ideas" but this is definitely a top 5.

God I miss these.
   36. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: September 01, 2010 at 03:37 PM (#3631670)
is this that bad an acquisition if, as it appears, he's going to be the short side of a platoon? Frenchy can hit lefties a bit, and can play non-awful defense. That's not worth much, but the Rangers didn't give up much.


This is the conundrum of Francoeur. He is not a completely horrible player like say Kevin Cash. The problem is that the Braves and then the Mets seemed determined to make him a regular player, a role he was utterly miscast for. As a platoon partner/4th outfielder type he is a reasonable guy to have around. Of course his whining both in Atlanta and New York about being a backup does not inspire confidence that he will slide into this role in the long term well.
   37. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: September 01, 2010 at 03:44 PM (#3631678)
Win.
   38. zenbitz Posted: September 01, 2010 at 11:36 PM (#3631688)
I am pretty sure that mid-season acquistions of Bengie Molina and Jeff Francoeur "doesn't that mean "french heart"? Guarentee a World Series victory for Texas.

Because nature cannot abide smug sabrematricians.
   39. Bourbon Samurai Posted: September 01, 2010 at 11:42 PM (#3631691)
Did Jeff Francoeur kill primer?
   40. Sabradix Posted: September 02, 2010 at 12:28 AM (#3631726)
Awesome, simply awesome!!!
   41.     Hey Gurl Posted: September 02, 2010 at 12:51 AM (#3631747)
Never knew a screenshot of the BSoD was enough to crash a server.
   42. StillFlash Posted: September 02, 2010 at 12:53 AM (#3631748)
Wait - 15 HR and 74 RBI - the guy's a run producer!!
   43. JMPH Posted: September 02, 2010 at 01:12 AM (#3631752)
This post is funny, but it is totally messing up the main page.
   44. fra paolo Posted: September 15, 2010 at 05:15 PM (#3641101)
Bud Skeletor might replace Bewigged Satan as my epithet of choice. I can link it to Hawkwind.

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