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Old 06-29-2013, 06:02 PM  
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Royals Designate Jeff Francoeur For Assignment

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Royals Designate Jeff Francoeur For Assignment
By Jeff Todd [June 29, 2013 at 7:01pm CST]

The Royals have designated outfielder Jeff Francoeur for assignment, tweets Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.



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#Royals designate OF Jeff Francoeur for assignment. Recall 2B Johnny Giavotella from Class AAA Omaha.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:25 PM   #31
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#Royals GM Dayton Moore says 2B Johnny Giavotella coming up to be the regular second baseman.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:25 PM   #32
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@Royals_Report @Buster_ESPN buster would Yankees make a move for francoeur as an extra bat?
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:26 PM   #33
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#Royals GM Dayton Moore says 2B Johnny Giavotella coming up to be the regular second baseman.
I hope "regular" means more than just until the All-Star break.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:26 PM   #34
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Atleast the royals are making moves. My white sox are the fourth worst team in baseball and continue to do nothing
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:28 PM   #35
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Atleast the royals are making moves. My white sox are the fourth worst team in baseball and continue to do nothing
No worries. They'll be selling everyone except Chris Sale and Paul Konerko.
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#Royals GM Dayton Moore says 2B Johnny Giavotella coming up to be the regular second baseman.
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Do we get any relief on salary burden if someone does pick him up?
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Do we get any relief on salary burden if someone does pick him up?
Unsure how that works.
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Do we get any relief on salary burden if someone does pick him up?
Who cares? He's gone, that's all that matters
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Do we get any relief on salary burden if someone does pick him up?
IIRC, the Royals pay the bulk of his salary; the team that picks him up pays him league minimum the rest of the season.

That's why guys like Frenchy are "sunk costs" -- you have to pay him whether he's on the roster or not. The money basically is already spent, whether he performs or not; you can't save any by cutting him.
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IIRC, the Royals pay the bulk of his salary; the team that picks him up pays him league minimum the rest of the season.

That's why guys like Frenchy are "sunk costs" -- you have to pay him whether he's on the roster or not. The money basically is already spent, whether he performs or not; you can't save any by cutting him.
Sounds right economically.
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