Comments on: Pirates Plan to Meet With Agent For Jeff Francis http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-plan-to-meet-with-agent-for-jeff-francis.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:30:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Jason http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-plan-to-meet-with-agent-for-jeff-francis.html#comment-11072 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 23:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22080#comment-11072 He’s not someone I’m interested in.  He’s injury prone and even when healthy is merely adequate.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-plan-to-meet-with-agent-for-jeff-francis.html#comment-11068 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 21:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22080#comment-11068 he is below average pitcher, just what the Bucs need to improve.  Does below average offense, defense and pitching equal above average team in some alternative universe?

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-plan-to-meet-with-agent-for-jeff-francis.html#comment-11069 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 21:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22080#comment-11069 I say, screw it, bring in Mcpherson now!  lol. 

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-plan-to-meet-with-agent-for-jeff-francis.html#comment-11067 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 20:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22080#comment-11067 Pitch FX says 85.2 but his career norms are 87-88. Regardless his xFIP  was 4.29 with a 2.6 WAR. He’s basically a cheaper version of Maholm. I’d take that any day over the international guys. He’s the best SP in our price bracket now that Capuano has signed.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-plan-to-meet-with-agent-for-jeff-francis.html#comment-11066 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 20:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22080#comment-11066 Francis’ average fastball 2011 (84.7mph)

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-plan-to-meet-with-agent-for-jeff-francis.html#comment-11065 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22080#comment-11065 Francis is better than either of those guys. Wada is a mid-80′s guy who is getting old fast and Chen has not returned to form after TJ surgery.

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By: Mike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pirates-plan-to-meet-with-agent-for-jeff-francis.html#comment-11064 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22080#comment-11064 Hopefully the Mariners sign him today, Pirates need to bring in the 2 japanese imports – Wada and Wei-Yin Chen

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