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    Braves DFA Juan Francisco

    This is rather surprising, IMO.

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    Re: Braves DFA Juan Francisco

    When you strikeout more the 1/3 of the time walk less than 1/15th of the time, it's hard to be a productive hitter, regardless of how much power you have.

    But surprising nonetheless.
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    Re: Braves DFA Juan Francisco

    I wonder if they already have something in the works to move him with this allowing them to work out the details while bringing up the other guy now. Then again, if details need to be worked out, why not just make it for a PTBNL.
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    Re: Braves DFA Juan Francisco

    I've noticed JF wasn't playing much lately, and the righty alternative was getting most of the PT.

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    Re: Braves DFA Juan Francisco

    The Braves play 25 games over the next 25 days with only 1 day of rest in there. Probably pretty smart on their part to bring up another pitcher for the long part of their schedule.

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    Re: Braves DFA Juan Francisco

    Why do just keep cherry picking every time a former Red gets DFA'd. You've got to discuss the whole picture, man!
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    Re: Braves DFA Juan Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by OGB View Post
    Why do just keep cherry picking every time a former Red gets DFA'd. You've got to discuss the whole picture, man!
    What's the whole picture?

    That Hoover for Francisco looks even better now then yesterday?

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    Re: Braves DFA Juan Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by OGB View Post
    Why do just keep cherry picking every time a former Red gets DFA'd. You've got to discuss the whole picture, man!
    Not sure I follow your complaint here? I'm not sure there's a whole picture to be seen at this moment. In my comment, I certainly am not advocating the Reds reacquire Francisco. We don't really have room for him. Then again, maybe your comment isn't directed at mine (not that I'm concerned about it).
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    Re: Braves DFA Juan Francisco

    Dude needs to be picked up by Toronto but I detect sushi in his future.
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    Re: Braves DFA Juan Francisco

    Where's that thread about the Reds being in the 'loser' in that trade again.
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    Re: Braves DFA Juan Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Where's that thread about the Reds being in the 'loser' in that trade again.
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    Re: Braves DFA Juan Francisco

    I was told Juan Francisco is a legit power hitter because he hit 3 home runs in April.

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    Re: Braves DFA Juan Francisco

    Would he make sense for either the Astros or Marlins? Gotta be a shot for him on one of those teams.

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    Re: Braves DFA Juan Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Would he make sense for either the Astros or Marlins? Gotta be a shot for him on one of those teams.
    That makes a ton of sense.
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    Re: Braves DFA Juan Francisco

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Where's that thread about the Reds being in the 'loser' in that trade again.
    Francisco just hasn't exploded yet.
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