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Francoeur, Moore reunited again in K.C.

Posted on: December 8, 2010 12:12 pm
 
Jeff Francoeur The inevitable is "close" to happening, as the multiple reports say the Royals are getting ready to sign Jeff Francoeur to a one-year deal with a club option.

Because the New York Mets blogosphere hates Francoeur (and not that his play -- he hit .249/.300/.383 last season with the Mets and Rangers -- has given them much reason to like him), this move will generate some buzz 'round the interwebs.

Royals general manager Dayton Moore was with the Braves when the team drafted Francoeur out of a suburban Atlanta high school and reports have linked the two since Moore took over in KC.

If it is indeed a one-year deal, well, it's not that bad. It goes along with the Royals apparent strategy of finding enough warm bodies to hold the team over until 2012 when some of their highly-regarded prospects start showing up at Kaufman Stadium. Francoeur could be a lot like last year's bad signing, Rick Ankiel, where the team uses him to fill a roster and lineup spot until July, when they send him to a contender, where he can be a bench player.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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