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Francoeur demoted to Double-A

Postby byfrcp » Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:40 am

Per Rotoworld;

According to WIFN's Bill Shanks, the Braves have sent Jeff Francoeur to Double-A and are calling up Jason Perry to replace him.
We were hoping to get some additional confirmation here, but it's looking like that will be impossible until the morning. It's perfectly reasonable for the Braves to believe that Francoeur would have an easier time breaking out of his slump in the minors than in the majors, but they're taking a big defensive downgrade by subtracting him from their outfield and they don't have any great choices to replace him. Jordan Schafer isn't hitting in Double-A, and while the Braves have been hyperaggressive with top prospects before, they're not going to haul up Jason Heyward from low-A ball this year. Perry, a quad-A player with big numbers this year, gets the nod and probably would have even if Brandon Jones happened to be eligible to rejoin the team. Still, he may only stick until Matt Diaz returns. Ideally, Francoeur would put a few good games together and rejoin the team right after the break.

Maybe this will work, anyone thinking he could have a big 2nd half? Now would certainly be the time to go after him.
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Re: Francoeur demoted to Double-A

Postby STLCards16 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:57 am

Now could be a very good time to trade for this guy, especially in high keeper and dynasty leagues. What caliber of player would I have to give up to get him??
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