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Mets Put Closer Frank Francisco on DL

Mets Put Closer Frank Francisco on DL

By MIKE FITZPATRICK | The Associated Press – 15 hours ago NEW YORK (AP) Mets closer Frank Francisco was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained muscle on his left side, and shortstop Ruben Tejada returned to the lineup after missing seven weeks with a leg injury. Tejada batted second against the New York Yankees. He had been on the DL since May 7 with a strained right quadriceps. The Mets also activated reliever … Read entire article »

Filed under: Frank Francisco, In-Season Analysis, New York Mets

Danger Zone: Frank Francisco, New York Mets

Danger Zone: Frank Francisco, New York Mets

As if this already hasn’t been a crazy year with at least 17 closer jobs changing hands for one reason or another, now we have another prized job to keep an eye on.  Frank Francisco of the New York Mets has been struggling of late.  In his last four appearances, Francisco has given up six runs in 2.2 innings, 1/2 in saves, and two strikeouts.  His control has been off the charts with three … Read entire article »

Filed under: Frank Francisco, New York Mets

Frank Francisco Off To A Red Hot Start

Frank Francisco Off To A Red Hot Start

The Mets closer Frank Francisco had the best opening day weekend that one could ask for.  He went 3/3 in save opportunities in the first three games for the Mets.  In three appearances against the Atlanta Braves, Francisco pitched near perfect baseball.  He gave up no runs on two hits and struck out four batters over the three innings pitched.  This is about what I expected from Frank Francisco.  He was my top steal of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Frank Francisco, New York Mets

2012 Player Profile: Frank Francisco, NY Mets

2012 Player Profile: Frank Francisco, NY Mets

There is a new Francisco in town for the NY Mets. Out was the troubled Francisco Rodriguez, in is the often inconsistent, but effective Frank Francisco. After the Mets traded KROD last season to the Brewers, fill in closers Manny Acosta, Bobby Parnell, Jon Rauch, and others got the job done. In 2012, that job falls to Frank Francisco. Many of you know him from his days with the Rangers, where he saved 25 games in 2009 … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 Player Profiles, Frank Francisco

10 Value Pick Closers For Fantasy Drafts

10 Value Pick Closers For Fantasy Drafts

2011 offers a surplus of value pick closers.  Here are ten closers you need to eye in your fantasy draft for the best value for your pick. (No particular order) ADP statistics provided by www.mockdraftcentral.com. Craig Kimbrel, Atl – ADP: 282.  Kimbrel is going on average in the 24th round.  We are talking about the flame throwing Braves closer.  A Braves closer should never go that late in the draft.  Steal him in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Arizona D-Backs, Atlanta Braves, Brandon League, Chicago White Sox, Chris Perez, Cleveland Indians, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Storen, Frank Francisco, J.J. Putz, Jason Motte, Joe Nathan, Jonathan Broxton, LA Dodgers, Matt Thornton, Oakland A's, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nats

Top 10 Sleeper Closers For 2011

Top 10 Sleeper Closers For 2011

1. Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves – This guy is the right-handed version of Billy Wagner.  With a 98MPH fastball and a propensity to strikeout batters, Kimbrel has what it takes to close.  He’s on a great team that will provide him with plenty of save opportunities.  He also lacked any serious competition in the Braves bullpen, though Venters is slightly capable. 2. Drew Storen, Washington Nationals – Last year I felt some heat with discussing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Arizona D-Backs, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Brandon League, Chicago White Sox, Chris Perez, Chris Sale, Cleveland Indians, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Storen, Featured, Frank Francisco, Houston Astros, J.J. Putz, Jason Motte, Jonathan Broxton, LA Dodgers, LAA Angels, Oakland A's, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nats