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Old 06-29-2013, 07:02 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, 07:53 PM   #46
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Hard to believe he's fallen so far. He was the toast of Atlanta when he first came into the league. I actually bought my Braves fan wife a Francoeur autographed baseball for Christmas one year. We still have it.

I guess I'd increase the value by erasing his signature.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:56 PM   #47
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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.
Depends if they pick him up off waivers or wait til he clears waivers. If they pick him up off waivers they get his contract and each team will pay the pro rated portion he served for them, I believe.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:59 PM   #48
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Depends if they pick him up off waivers or wait til he clears waivers. If they pick him up off waivers they get his contract and each team will pay the pro rated portion he served for them, I believe.
I was assuming he would clear waivers easily.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:05 PM   #49
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:06 PM   #50
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:08 PM   #51
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:09 PM   #52
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I was assuming he would clear waivers easily.
For the Yankees the salary would just be a drop in the bucket. I doubt they would go after Frenchy though.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:10 PM   #53
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:18 PM   #54
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I watched Moneyball a couple weeks back and when Bean and his accountant dude was pulling up stats on players I had to do a rewind it showed Francour's
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He has a movie claim to fame you could say.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:19 PM   #55
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Dayton Moore saying Johnny Giovatella is coming up to be the everyday second baseman.
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Re-signing him was asinine, but at least Moore has grown tired of chasing his tail. Our GM has proven time and again that he's stupid, but he generally proves that he's not crazy, too.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:22 PM   #57
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Do we get any relief on salary burden if someone does pick him up?


The burden is clearly on the team that picks him up.
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Good. Hope they give him the rest of the year to see what he's got.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:24 PM   #59
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And he hasn't been playing 2B in Omaha for roughly the last month why...?

This is classic Dayton Moore stupidity, but whatever.
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