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Re: Francoeur is "country strong"

Postby Yoda » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:26 pm

BravesGuy wrote:Can't believe they just recalled him. He only played in 3 freakin games in Mississippi. I guess they did it for mental reasons and not to help with his terrible swing.

I just hope they don't give him the fulltime RF job back. He can platoon or be a bench player. Braves were 4-1 with no Frenchy.


Yeah I guess they just feel like it was a mental break for him or something. Why not just keep him down there until the ASB anyway?
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Re: Francoeur is "country strong"

Postby Maris09 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:29 pm

BravesGuy wrote:Can't believe they just recalled him. He only played in 3 freakin games in Mississippi. I guess they did it for mental reasons and not to help with his terrible swing.

I just hope they don't give him the fulltime RF job back. He can platoon or be a bench player. Braves were 4-1 with no Frenchy.

I think they did it out of necessity, couple guys have gone down lately.

I'm still hoping the Braves can acquire Randy Winn somehow. He would fit nicely as the leadoff man there.
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Re: Francoeur is "country strong"

Postby Grounded Polo » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:22 pm

Yoda wrote:
BravesGuy wrote:Can't believe they just recalled him. He only played in 3 freakin games in Mississippi. I guess they did it for mental reasons and not to help with his terrible swing.

I just hope they don't give him the fulltime RF job back. He can platoon or be a bench player. Braves were 4-1 with no Frenchy.


Yeah I guess they just feel like it was a mental break for him or something. Why not just keep him down there until the ASB anyway?


I think that actually sending him down to DOUBLE A had to have given him enough of a kick in the ass.
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Re: Francoeur is "country strong"

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:23 pm

maris09 wrote:I think they did it out of necessity, couple guys have gone down lately.

I'm still hoping the Braves can acquire Randy Winn somehow. He would fit nicely as the leadoff man there.


Definitely. The Braves could use somebody in CF (don't have much faith in Kotsay actually staying in one piece), and could use a guy with some speed. The Giants have way too many OF, and Winn is the one older guy there that could actually net them something in a trade...
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Re: Francoeur is "country strong"

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:25 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:
Yoda wrote:
BravesGuy wrote:Can't believe they just recalled him. He only played in 3 freakin games in Mississippi. I guess they did it for mental reasons and not to help with his terrible swing.

I just hope they don't give him the fulltime RF job back. He can platoon or be a bench player. Braves were 4-1 with no Frenchy.


Yeah I guess they just feel like it was a mental break for him or something. Why not just keep him down there until the ASB anyway?


I think that actually sending him down to DOUBLE A had to have given him enough of a kick in the ass.


Not really sure if sending him down for three games will really do it, especially with their comments that they just wanted him to be "smiling and having fun". The Braves really didn't have many options though other than to call Francoeur up and have him play RF. If nothign else he's got a heck of an arm....
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Re: Francoeur is "country strong"

Postby Old_Style » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:38 pm

buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:Not really sure if sending him down for three games will really do it, especially with their comments that they just wanted him to be "smiling and having fun". The Braves really didn't have many options though other than to call Francoeur up and have him play RF. If nothign else he's got a heck of an arm....


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Re: Francoeur is "country strong"

Postby Maris09 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:38 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:I think that actually sending him down to DOUBLE A had to have given him enough of a kick in the ass.

I read somewhere that he had requested Double A over Triple A due to the coach down there being the guy who had helped turn Francoeur's career around.
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Re: Francoeur is "country strong"

Postby BravesGuy » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:24 pm

Maris09 wrote:
Grounded Polo wrote:I think that actually sending him down to DOUBLE A had to have given him enough of a kick in the ass.

I read somewhere that he had requested Double A over Triple A due to the coach down there being the guy who had helped turn Francoeur's career around.


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Re: Francoeur is "country strong"

Postby decoy562 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:58 am

Well his trip to the minors must have worked...Francoeur went 1 for 5.

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Re: Francoeur is "country strong"

Postby thejusman1 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:34 pm

decoy562 wrote:Well his trip to the minors must have worked...Francoeur went 1 for 5.

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