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Jeff Francoeur: The Ultimate "Change of Scenery" Player?

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  • Jeff Francoeur: The Ultimate "Change of Scenery" Player?

    I read earlier that today was the first of "a few" days that Frenchy will sit on the bench becuase he's been struggling.

    He had a nice season last year, and yeah, he's been highlighted and mentioned very little this season. It's total coincidence, I know... But it's interesting to me that every time he goes to a new team he thrives and collapses the very next year.

    Atlanta 2005:     126 OPS+
    Atlanta 2006:      87 OPS+
    New York 2009:    120 OPS+
    New York 2010:     80 OPS+
    Texas 2010:       121 OPS+
    Texas 2011:        NA
    Kansas City 2011: 119 OPS+
    Kansas City 2012:  74 OPS+
    Like I said - total coincidence - but I found it kind of interesting. But if I'm a GM and he's available, I might only want him for one season.
    "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

  • #2
    Hey man, if change of scenery is so important, how come it's not on the scoreboard?
    Religion: Yankeeist

    "Hanging out with him sucks because all the women flock to him. Let's see, he's been on the cover of GQ, is rich and famous, hits for average and power and is a helluva nice guy." - Tim Raines on Derek Jeter


    • #3
      Texas? 24 game sample size?

      Are the teams changing hitting coaches? Does he play hurt, even if he can't hit well?

      I think a guy like Thome is a much better change of scenery player. In the last 10 years, his first full season with a club is really special, even when he had a completely forgettable 2005.
      (fantasy football)
      JM: Only did that for a couple of years and then we had a conspiracy so it kind of turned me sour. Our league's commissioner, Lew Ford(notes) at the time, was doing some shady things that ... I'd rather not talk about [laughs].
      DB: Isn't he in Japan right now?
      JM: I don't know where Lou is right now. He's probably fleeing the authorities [laughs].


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