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    Reds release Jeff Francis

    According to MLBTR, he exercised a June 1 opt-out clause. That's kind of a hit to our starting pitching depth.

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    Re: Reds release Jeff Francis

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    According to MLBTR, he exercised a June 1 opt-out clause. That's kind of a hit to our starting pitching depth.

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    Not really. Other than a warm body being put on the mound I can't see that it affects it that much. You could probably pick up another one just like him without much of a problem.
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    Re: Reds release Jeff Francis

    Then technically, the Reds didn't release him, he walked away from his ml deal with them, correct?
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    Re: Reds release Jeff Francis

    I guess that shutout he threw the other night must have gotten someone's attention. I wonder where he will sign- I imagine one of the Oswalt losers would have an interest.

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    Re: Reds release Jeff Francis

    Then technically, the Reds didn't release him, he walked away from his ml deal with them, correct?
    IDK. MLBTR says "released at his request", then later goes on to say he exercised a June 1 opt-out.

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    Re: Reds release Jeff Francis

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    I guess that shutout he threw the other night must have gotten someone's attention. I wonder where he will sign- I imagine one of the Oswalt losers would have an interest.
    Yeah; I imagine that typically goes the way of the agent talking with other clubs and only having his guy opt out once he's got something better lined up.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Reds release Jeff Francis

    Usually a team will have at least one starter go down for a start or two. He just got unlucky to be with a team who has been blessed with good health so far. Can't blame him for looking for something elsewhere.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Reds release Jeff Francis

    The paper thin starting depth just got thinner.

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    Re: Reds release Jeff Francis

    That's too bad. I really thought he had a chance to make some starts with the big league club to spell Leake. Hopefully he gets a shot to bounce back somewhere.
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    Re: Reds release Jeff Francis

    I understand him doing this, as it looks as if the Reds won't be needing another starter in the near future and he likely has an immediate chance elsewhere. The problem comes for the Reds if a starter goes down or becomes ineffective long-term. I'd be okay using Simon for a few spot starts or even Tomko for a short-term gig, but I don't want to see either of them, or anyone in Louisville, become a regular in the rotation. I hope Walt's looking into other options.

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    Re: Reds release Jeff Francis

    Quote Originally Posted by puca View Post
    The paper thin starting depth just got thinner.
    He wouldn't have been the first guy I would have called up anyways (at least in a situation where I couldn't choose my guy rather than picking the guy who was on the same schedule).

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    Re: Reds release Jeff Francis

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    He wouldn't have been the first guy I would have called up anyways (at least in a situation where I couldn't choose my guy rather than picking the guy who was on the same schedule).
    So who would be that guy?

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    Re: Reds release Jeff Francis

    Too bad, I liked Francis. Best of luck to him.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Reds release Jeff Francis

    I wonder if he doesn't end up back with the Rockies. That's where he's had his success and their rotation isn't anything to write home about.

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    Re: Reds release Jeff Francis

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    So who would be that guy?
    Villarreal.


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