Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Six years ago Jeff Francoeur was the coverboy for Sports Illustrated...

Francoeur was supposed to be a franchise player for the Braves. Like so many over-hyped rookies before him, it never panned-out. He had a few good seasons in Atlanta before management soured on him and traded him to the New York Mets. After a brief, uneventful stint with the Mets, Francoeur was traded to the Texas Rangers. He played-out the last month-or-so of the 2010 season with Texas and during the off-season signed with the Kansas City Royals.
He seems to have found a home in KC. A week ago, when the Royals were in Detroit, Jeff Francoeur homered for his 1,000th career hit. On Tuesday night, Francoeur went 3-for-5 with a homer to help the Royals beat the Oakland A's 7-4. He also became the first player in the majors with at least 40 doubles and 20 stolen bases.
I've always liked Jeff Francoeur. He's a good ballplayer. The dude probably has the BEST outfield arm in the major leagues! He just signed a two year extension with the Royals so I'm sure I'll be seeing a lot of him at Comerica Park. I hope he does well in Kansas City.
Melky Cabrera celebrates last night's win over the Oakland A's with Jeff Francoeur...

The Red Sox pitching and hitting was firing on all cylinders last night.
Jon Lester pitched 7 innings, allowed 3 hits, 1 walk and fired 11 strikeouts.
Boston had 20 hits. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Josh Reddick homered and Marco Scutaro went 4-for-5 with 4 RBIs. The Red Sox laid the beat-down on the Blue Jays 14-0.

More British wholesomeness - Sophie Reade in NUTS...

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