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Showtime
06-29-2013, 06:02 PM
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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.



Bob Dutton ‏@Royals_Report 3m

#Royals designate OF Jeff Francoeur for assignment. Recall 2B Johnny Giavotella from Class AAA Omaha.

SPATCH
06-29-2013, 06:04 PM
YO!!!!

Unsmooth-Moment
06-29-2013, 06:05 PM
Oh snap

AndChiefs
06-29-2013, 06:05 PM
That pinch hit was his sayonara eh?

About time.

Pasta Giant Meatball
06-29-2013, 06:05 PM
Royal Rep Thread?

DaneMcCloud
06-29-2013, 06:06 PM
Finally

BlackHelicopters
06-29-2013, 06:06 PM
Fi-fucking-nally.

CaliforniaChief
06-29-2013, 06:08 PM
Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Hopefully Gio gets a fair shake at 2B (like the rest of the year) and we can acquire (Alex Rios?) a RF, or let Lough/Dyson/Cain handle the right 2/3rds of the OF for the rest of the year.

DJJasonp
06-29-2013, 06:10 PM
YES!

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BlackHelicopters
06-29-2013, 06:10 PM
A Royals loss, and yet a happy day.

WhawhaWhat
06-29-2013, 06:11 PM
Our problems are solved!

BlackHelicopters
06-29-2013, 06:11 PM
Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Hopefully Gio gets a fair shake at 2B (like the rest of the year) and we can acquire (Alex Rios?) a RF, or let Lough/Dyson/Cain handle the right 2/3rds of the OF for the rest of the year.

Yes there is a God.

Toadkiller
06-29-2013, 06:13 PM
Thank goodness. It is about damn time. Great day in Royals history.

siberian khatru
06-29-2013, 06:13 PM
The signs had been pointing to this, but I wasn't sure it would really happen.

Wonder if Gio will platoon at 2B, be fulltime, or whether against LHP he'll go to LF, Gordo to RF and Tejada will play 2B.

CaliforniaChief
06-29-2013, 06:14 PM
Giavotella has played his way into this promotion. Hopefully he can stay now.

siberian khatru
06-29-2013, 06:15 PM
Giavotella has played his way into this promotion. Hopefully he can stay now.

He's been about as hot as you can be the last couple of weeks.

chefsos
06-29-2013, 06:15 PM
How can you cut a guy who didn't even murder anybody?

siberian khatru
06-29-2013, 06:16 PM
How can you cut a guy who didn't even murder anybody?

He was an accessory to murder of our offense.

BlackHelicopters
06-29-2013, 06:16 PM
Let Gia play full time. Once and for all to see if he can handle it.

CaliforniaChief
06-29-2013, 06:16 PM
The signs had been pointing to this, but I wasn't sure it would really happen.

Wonder if Gio will platoon at 2B, be fulltime, or whether against LHP he'll go to LF, Gordo to RF and Tejada will play 2B.

I would assume Gio plays 2B 5 or 6 out of every 7 games. Gordon stays in LF, and either play Cain in RF/Dyson in CF or work in Lough.

I would be sad if Gio isn't starting at 2B for awhile now.

BTW not only does this mean GMDM finally sees that Frenchy sucks, but also that E. Johnson is a utility player, except against TB.

C3HIEF3S
06-29-2013, 06:18 PM
Let Gia play full time. Once and for all to see if he can handle it.

This.
His job is in his own hands now. If he doesn't perform this time then I don't see him getting another shot with the Royals.

lewdog
06-29-2013, 06:19 PM
Now if we can just find a way to get rid of ChiefsandO's fan....

:hmmm:

BlackHelicopters
06-29-2013, 06:20 PM
Now if we can just find a way to get rid of ChiefsandO's fan....

:hmmm:

Calling A Hern..............

siberian khatru
06-29-2013, 06:21 PM
Calling A Hern..............

He's on the phone to Hertz as we speak

CaliforniaChief
06-29-2013, 06:22 PM
Ok, Chiefs 'n' O's fan can be annoying. But he posted the news we've ALL been dying to hear.

Don't ruin this happy day.

BlackHelicopters
06-29-2013, 06:22 PM
Ok, Chiefs 'n' O's fan can be annoying. But he posted the news we've ALL been dying to hear.

Don't ruin this happy day.

True enough.

CaliforniaChief
06-29-2013, 06:23 PM
There's a Delta non-stop to ATL, last one of the night, leaving MSP in about an hour. Let's get him out of town.

SPchief
06-29-2013, 06:24 PM
These pipes are CLEAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNN!!!!

Showtime
06-29-2013, 06:24 PM
Does anyone pick him up?

MotherfuckerJones
06-29-2013, 06:25 PM
Like Cassel leaving KC ROFL

CaliforniaChief
06-29-2013, 06:25 PM
Bob Dutton ‏@Royals_Report now

#Royals GM Dayton Moore says 2B Johnny Giavotella coming up to be the regular second baseman.

siberian khatru
06-29-2013, 06:25 PM
Chortle:

Tom Nardini ‏@sheck1j6 20m
@Royals_Report @Buster_ESPN buster would Yankees make a move for francoeur as an extra bat?

siberian khatru
06-29-2013, 06:26 PM
Bob Dutton ‏@Royals_Report now

#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.

MotherfuckerJones
06-29-2013, 06:26 PM
Atleast the royals are making moves. My white sox are the fourth worst team in baseball and continue to do nothing

CaliforniaChief
06-29-2013, 06:28 PM
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.

SPchief
06-29-2013, 06:28 PM
Chortle:

Tom Nardini ‏@sheck1j6 20m
@Royals_Report @Buster_ESPN buster would Yankees make a move for francoeur as an extra bat?

LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO



















Breathe




LMAO LMAO LMAO

BlackHelicopters
06-29-2013, 06:29 PM
Bob Dutton ‏@Royals_Report now

#Royals GM Dayton Moore says 2B Johnny Giavotella coming up to be the regular second baseman.

Excellent

BlackHelicopters
06-29-2013, 06:29 PM
Chortle:

Tom Nardini ‏@sheck1j6 20m
@Royals_Report @Buster_ESPN buster would Yankees make a move for francoeur as an extra bat?

Damn funny.

CaliforniaChief
06-29-2013, 06:30 PM
Boy if the Yankees swallowed our sloppy seconds that would be ironic glory.

BlackHelicopters
06-29-2013, 06:32 PM
Prediction: No one picks up Francoeur.

CaliforniaChief
06-29-2013, 06:32 PM
Do we get any relief on salary burden if someone does pick him up?

BlackHelicopters
06-29-2013, 06:33 PM
Do we get any relief on salary burden if someone does pick him up?

Unsure how that works.

SPchief
06-29-2013, 06:35 PM
Do we get any relief on salary burden if someone does pick him up?

Who cares? He's gone, that's all that matters

siberian khatru
06-29-2013, 06:46 PM
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.

BlackHelicopters
06-29-2013, 06:48 PM
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.

Frazod
06-29-2013, 06:53 PM
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. LMAO

Nightfyre
06-29-2013, 06:56 PM
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.

siberian khatru
06-29-2013, 06:59 PM
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.

Valiant
06-29-2013, 07:05 PM
Sweet jeebus..

Pablo
06-29-2013, 07:06 PM
Wow. Finally. Fuck you Jeff. Fuck you and your winning smile.

BlackHelicopters
06-29-2013, 07:08 PM
End of an era.

Nightfyre
06-29-2013, 07:09 PM
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.

MotherfuckerJones
06-29-2013, 07:10 PM
No worries. They'll be selling everyone except Chris Sale and Paul Konerko.

Ya well we won't get much for our shit hitters. Might get something for Peavy and Crain out of the bullpen who has been lights out

Fairplay
06-29-2013, 07:18 PM
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
name in it.
He has a movie claim to fame you could say.

penbrook
06-29-2013, 07:19 PM
Dayton Moore saying Johnny Giovatella is coming up to be the everyday second baseman.

DeezNutz
06-29-2013, 07:22 PM
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.

Fairplay
06-29-2013, 07:22 PM
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. :evil:

MrGiggity
06-29-2013, 07:22 PM
Dayton Moore saying Johnny Giovatella is coming up to be the everyday second baseman.

Good. Hope they give him the rest of the year to see what he's got.

DeezNutz
06-29-2013, 07:24 PM
Dayton Moore saying Johnny Giovatella is coming up to be the everyday second baseman.

And he hasn't been playing 2B in Omaha for roughly the last month why...?

This is classic Dayton Moore stupidity, but whatever.

GloryDayz
06-29-2013, 07:29 PM
So, what happens to the French quarter? The usual French surrender to superior forces?

tk13
06-29-2013, 07:29 PM
I hope this time Gio gets it. He turns 26 here in a couple weeks. This might be his last chance... and the last two times he's been up he's not really been any better than Getz.

gblowfish
06-29-2013, 07:31 PM
AND THE FOUR FANS IN FRENCHY QUARTER WEEP....

Mama Hip Rockets
06-29-2013, 07:33 PM
What a great day to be a Royals fan.

Valiant
06-29-2013, 07:53 PM
AND THE FOUR FANS IN FRENCHY QUARTER WEEP....

Were there any this year???

Al Bundy
06-29-2013, 08:10 PM
The Royals will be close to the playoffs in August until Frenchy comes in here with whatever team he's on and hit a game winning home run that essentially ends the Royals season. He will cross home plate and give DMGM the bird in his suite.

CaliforniaChief
06-29-2013, 08:23 PM
The Royals will be close to the playoffs in August until Frenchy comes in here with whatever team he's on and hit a game winning home run that essentially ends the Royals season. He will cross home plate and give DMGM the bird in his suite.

You realize he has to make contact for that to happen, right?

gblowfish
06-29-2013, 08:27 PM
Royals haven't removed "Frenchy Quarter" nights from their website yet...

chefsos
06-29-2013, 08:29 PM
Royals haven't removed "Frenchy Quarter" nights from their website yet...You know he may be skulking around in Omaha when all this is said and done. Be careful throwing up that "Mission Accomplished" banner...

gblowfish
06-29-2013, 08:38 PM
He can "skulk" all he wants in Omaha. As long as he's not on the big club, don't care.

Coach
06-29-2013, 09:10 PM
I hope someone picks him up, so that way we don't have to worry about him wasting a space in Omaha....

siberian khatru
06-29-2013, 09:19 PM
Saying Goodbye to Jeff Francoeur (http://joeposnanski.blogspot.com/2013/06/saying-goodbye-to-jeff-francoeur.html)

cosmo20002
06-29-2013, 09:29 PM
HE HAD A GOOD ARM

siberian khatru
06-29-2013, 09:31 PM
I don't know if Ned's gotten the memo yet on Gio being the everyday 2b:

Id like to get a little more production out of that spot. ...Well just go day to day with it and make adjustments.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/06/29/4321182/royals-part-ways-with-francoeur.html#storylink=cpy

Coach
06-29-2013, 09:33 PM
I don't know if Ned's gotten the memo yet on Gio being the everyday 2b:

Yeah, Ned needs to be canned. He's becoming a bigger problem now than he once was...

MeatRock
06-29-2013, 09:42 PM
No words other than :Royals:PBJ

Demonpenz
06-29-2013, 11:14 PM
He has a baby on the way. Noooooo

Jerm
06-30-2013, 12:13 AM
Can't wait for the eventual time Ned is asked about this during a PC and breaks down crying talking about how Frenchy is such a good person and this isn't fair...you know it's coming lol.

cabletech94
06-30-2013, 12:31 AM
Can't wait for the eventual time Ned is asked about this during a PC and breaks down crying talking about how Frenchy is such a good person and this isn't fair...you know it's coming lol.

hopefully ned is dfa next.

gblowfish
06-30-2013, 07:19 AM
I don't blame Francouer so much as I blame GMDM for signing him to a two year deal. We could have kept Melky (and his drug habit) instead. We could have had Melky in center and put Cain in right.

Francouer is a good guy. Nobody disputes that. He just can't hit major league pitching. maybe he'll make a good scout or coach someday. And he does have a baby on the way. I think the $7 million GMDM paid him this year will more than pay for that...

Stewie
06-30-2013, 07:33 AM
He has a baby on the way. Noooooo

LMAO

Where's Karen Kornacki when you want those hard-hitting interrogations?

Raiderhader
06-30-2013, 07:43 AM
Holy sh!t. I didn't think they would actually do it. Color me impressed.

Infidel Goat
06-30-2013, 08:23 AM
I don't blame Francouer so much as I blame GMDM for signing him to a two year deal. We could have kept Melky (and his drug habit) instead. We could have had Melky in center and put Cain in right.

Francouer is a good guy. Nobody disputes that. He just can't hit major league pitching. maybe he'll make a good scout or coach someday. And he does have a baby on the way. I think the $7 million GMDM paid him this year will more than pay for that...

I think Moore offered the same sort of contract to Melky, but he turned it down.

Both of them were having what seemed to be anomaly seasons in KC in 2011.

OPS+ 2009 2010 2011
Melky. 93 ... 83 .. 121
Jeff F. 93 ... 85 .. 119

Melky is better suited defensively for a corner outfield spot; Cain is the better defensive player.

Fansy the Famous Bard
06-30-2013, 08:57 AM
http://christopherjmoorewriter.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/praise-god.jpg

Mama Hip Rockets
06-30-2013, 12:01 PM
Haha, have any of you seen this announcement on the Royals Facebook page? 3/4 of the comments are people crying about him being gone. "He was such a class act!"

KCGal
06-30-2013, 12:05 PM
Finally got rid of all their Frenchy Quarter tshirts

tk13
06-30-2013, 12:26 PM
I'm sure fans will be able to show their appreciation for him when they retire his number next to Frank White's out in LF.

GloryDayz
06-30-2013, 07:27 PM
Haha, have any of you seen this announcement on the Royals Facebook page? 3/4 of the comments are people crying about him being gone. "He was such a class act!"

Yeah, if this city has a flaw, it might be, as a whole, we're too interested in a "class act." As long as our players aren't thugs and legitimate criminals, I don't care anymore... If they're juicing, that's fine too. So those things are nice, and I'd never discourage them, but talent matters more than personality right now.

suzzer99
06-30-2013, 09:32 PM
These pipes are CLEAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNN!!!!

Major rep for Cabin Boy reference.

duncan_idaho
07-01-2013, 06:57 AM
Yeah, if this city has a flaw, it might be, as a whole, we're too interested in a "class act." As long as our players aren't thugs and legitimate criminals, I don't care anymore... If they're juicing, that's fine too. So those things are nice, and I'd never discourage them, but talent matters more than personality right now.

Completely agree.

I'm done with caring if the guys are "nice." Win, and "nice" doesn't matter.

Dayton focuses too much on bringing in "nice" guys. Screw that.