CollectionsJeff Francoeur
IN THE NEWS

Jeff Francoeur

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
February 27, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur leaned against the batting cage on Wednesday morning and stood next to Charlie Manuel as another Phillies player took his swings. The former Phillies manager and his newest pupil talked about Manuel's favorite subject: the art of hitting. Francoeur said one of the main reasons he joined the Phillies for spring training was to have a chance to work with Manuel. The two often spoke when Francoeur played with Atlanta. Manuel reminds Francoeur of Braves manager Bobby Cox. They're both old-school guys, Francoeur said.
SPORTS
July 26, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CHICAGO - Jeff Francoeur could find himself on a new team before Friday's trade deadline, given the way he's scalded pitches since the All-Star break. With two outs in the 10th inning, Francoeur launched a two-run homer into the newly renovated leftfield bleachers at Wrigley Field to give the Phillies a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs yesterday afternoon. The Phillies have won six of seven games since the break. Francoeur has been a major factor in three of those wins: This go-ahead home run was his third pivotal homer in eight days.
SPORTS
July 21, 2015 | BY JOHN SMALLWOOD, Daily News Staff Writer smallwj@phillynews.com
THE VISUALIZATION wasn't working. Yesterday, the Phillies started their annual "Christmas in July" promotion when they ask fans to bring new, unwrapped toys to be donated to the Police Athletic League and Carson Valley Children's Aid - the toy drive, by the way, continues through the three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays that ends on Wednesday. Still, while Christmas music blared between innings, thoughts of December frost and snowflakes could not erase the fact it was one of the hottest days of the year, 95 degrees and rising.
SPORTS
September 14, 2015 | BY TOM REIFSNYDER, Daily News Staff Writer reifsnt@phillynews.com
A DAY AFTER the Phillies removed Ruben Amaro Jr. as general manager, Jeff Francoeur was up to his usual antics in the team's clubhouse before a doubleheader with the Chicago Cubs, joking with his teammates, old and young, and making them practically fall out of their seats with laughter. Francoeur was all smiles, but he took no pleasure from the exit of Amaro, who gave the 31-year-old outfielder another shot in the big leagues when his career seemed to be fading around this time last year.
SPORTS
July 26, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News taff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CHICAGO - The Phillies' hottest hitter is a 31-year-old outfielder who played for a team called the Chihuahuas after failing to win a major league job with any teams last spring. Jeff Francoeur could find another new team before Friday's trade deadline, given the way he's scalded pitches since returning from his Atlanta home during the All-Star break. With two outs in the 10th inning, Francoeur launched a two-run home run into the newly renovated leftfield bleachers at Wrigley Field to give the Phillies a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs yesterday afternoon.
SPORTS
June 9, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
JEFF FRANCOEUR has been with seven teams in a decade-long career that began in Atlanta. After the way his last couple of stops ended, he wasn't sure where or maybe even when the next chance would surface. The Phils signed him to a minor league contract last November. In his last 24 games, he's batting .356 (21-for-59) with 16 RBI, including the two that turned into the game winners yesterday. "I'm just trying to work my butt off and enjoy each and every moment," he said. "I think with what I've been through, you just take it day by day. Sometimes, you never know.
SPORTS
November 15, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
THE PHILLIES signed nine players to minor league contracts, including Jeff Francoeur, and invited them to spring training. The non-roster invitees are: * Andres Blanco: The 30-year-old infielder batted .277 in 25 games for the Phils last season. * Brian Bogusevic: The 30-year-old outfielder has played 299 major league games over four seasons with the Astros and Cubs. He batted .236 with 17 home runs, 62 RBI and 22 stolen bases. * Russ Canzler: The 28-year-old utility man played at Lehigh Valley and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre last season.
SPORTS
April 1, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
BRADENTON, Fla. - The Phillies' Grapefruit League game Monday was the team's 11th straight without rightfielder Domonic Brown, who remains sidelined with a sore left Achilles tendon. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said it is likely that Brown will begin the season on the disabled list. Finding Brown's replacement will be one of the team's main priorities in the final week of spring training. Their options appear to be Brian Bogusevic, Jeff Francoeur, Jordan Danks, and Russ Canzler. The four combined to go 0 for 16 Monday in an 18-4 loss to Pittsburgh.
SPORTS
March 25, 2009 | by Paul Hagen
Manager: Bobby Cox 2008 finish: 72-90, fourth, 20 GB In: RHP Derek Lowe, RHP Kenshin Kawakami, OF Garret Anderson, LHP Tom Glavine, RHP Javier Vazquez, C David Ross, LHP Eric O'Flaherty Out: 1B Mark Teixeira, RHP John Smoltz, OF Mark Kotsay PROJECTED LINEUP Josh Anderson, cf .294-3-12 Yunel Escobar, ss .288-10-60 Garret Anderson, lf .293-15-84 Chipper Jones, 3b .364-22.75 Brian McCann, c .301-23-87 Jeff Francoeur, rf .239-11-71 Casey Kotchman, 1b. .237-2-20 Kelly Johnson, 2b .287-12-52 - with Angels - with Braves following trade from Angels PROJECTED ROTATION Derek Lowe 14-11, 3.24 Javier Vazquez.
SPORTS
April 7, 2009 | by Paul Hagen
7:05, Citizens Bank Park. TV: Channel 17. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. Braves RHP Jair Jurrjens (13-10, 3.68 in 2008) vs. Phillies LHP Jamie Moyer (16-7, 3.71) Braves update: Jurrjens was Atlanta's most dependable starter last year, his first full season in the majors. "He has already shown you he can dominate," Hall of Famer Don Sutton, one of the team's broadcasters, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Rookie CF Jordan Schafer homered in his first big-league at-bat Sunday night.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
August 2, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA - A light rain sprinkled Turner Field, and as Jerad Eickhoff walked toward the mound Sunday afternoon for his sixth inning, umpires called for the Braves grounds crew to pull the tarp onto the field. For much of the 24-minute sun delay, the crew held the tarp straps. They waited for a storm that never arrived. It robbed Eickhoff of a chance to continue one of his better starts of the season, and it may have cost the Phillies a win. They lost, 2-1, when maligned reliever Andrew Bailey surrendered a two-run homer to Jeff Francoeur in the seventh.
SPORTS
March 26, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Adam Morgan's pitch to be the Phillies fifth starter was cut short on Thursday night when a thunderstorm postponed the team's game against Atlanta at Walt Disney World's Wide World of Sports Complex. Morgan pitched three scoreless innings before the game was postponed with no score at the start of the fourth inning. He struck out two batters, allowed two hits, and walked one. The lefthander is competing with righthander Vincent Velasquez for the final spot in the starting rotation.
SPORTS
March 24, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
CLEARWATER, Fla. - When Jerad Eickhoff stepped to the plate in the second inning of his first Grapefruit League start, the sign to bunt may or may not have been flashed. Depends on whom you ask. Eickhoff, who fractured his right thumb in a February bunting incident that delayed his spring progress, swung with runners on the corners and one out. He chopped it back to the pitcher. "To get back in the box was kind of a nervous wreck," Eickhoff said Tuesday. "If I had to bunt, I had to bunt.
SPORTS
March 11, 2016
There was no hesitation from Yadier Molina. The St. Louis Cardinals catcher stepped up and made the play. Molina executed the maneuver that got him injured, a sweeping tag at the plate, saving a run in his spring training debut. "I was ready, I wasn't thinking about anything," Molina said after playing three innings against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday in Jupiter, Fla. "I just tried to get the guy and everything went right. " Molina wore a splint to protect his surgically repaired thumb and played three innings, but did not bat after being listed ninth in the lineup.
SPORTS
October 5, 2015 | Ed Rendell, For the Daily News
EARLIER THIS WEEK, I was listening to the radio and a song came on by Timbuk 3 titled, "The Future's So Bright. " Truth be told, the song is fairly crappy, but it has one great lyric, "the future's so bright, I gotta wear shades. " As is often the case when I listen to music, I thought about the relevance of that phrase to life, and particularly, sports. I thought about which Philadelphia professional team it would apply to. Probably not to the somewhat disappointing (at this point)
SPORTS
September 24, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
MIAMI - Before everyone made their way for home or a mini-vacation or even just a much-needed break from a stressful and borderline disastrous first half of the 2015 season, Pete Mackanin got his players together in the visiting clubhouse at AT & T Park in San Francisco and delivered a pre-All-Star break message to his players. Mackanin, who had taken over the managing job on an interim basis only 2 1/2 weeks earlier, demanded to see a better effort from his last-place Phillies when they reconvened at the end of the week.
SPORTS
September 18, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maikel Franco sat in front of his locker on Wednesday afternoon and pulled the zipper on the red bag full of his baseball bats. Franco's tools were packed away. His quest continues to finish his rookie season on the field. Franco will fly to Clearwater, Fla., on Thursday morning to continue his rehabilitation from a broken left wrist. He will face live pitching and play in simulated games. Franco, 23, could join the team as soon as next week in Miami. It sounds more probable that he will join the team for the final homestand, which begins Sept.
SPORTS
September 18, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
MAIKEL FRANCO will fly to Clearwater today with the intention of joining the Phillies before their upcoming, three-city road trip comes to an end. Franco was placed on the disabled list with a left wrist fracture on Aug. 18, a week after he was hit in the hand with a pitch in Arizona. But he has been doing light hitting drills for the last week and progressed yesterday to taking regular batting practice in the indoor cages at Citizens Bank Park. Franco's goal is to finish out his rookie season at some point in the final 10 games in the schedule.
SPORTS
September 14, 2015 | BY TOM REIFSNYDER, Daily News Staff Writer reifsnt@phillynews.com
A DAY AFTER the Phillies removed Ruben Amaro Jr. as general manager, Jeff Francoeur was up to his usual antics in the team's clubhouse before a doubleheader with the Chicago Cubs, joking with his teammates, old and young, and making them practically fall out of their seats with laughter. Francoeur was all smiles, but he took no pleasure from the exit of Amaro, who gave the 31-year-old outfielder another shot in the big leagues when his career seemed to be fading around this time last year.
SPORTS
September 2, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The Phillies couldn't have expected much more from Jerad Eickhoff's first three major-league starts. The 25-year-old righthander logged 19 innings and allowed only six earned runs. But unfortunately for the rookie starter, his last two outings have come opposite a crafty veteran pitcher the Phillies simply can't hit: Bartolo Colon. They failed to muster a semblance of offense against Colon for the second time in six nights on Monday, this time in a 3-1 loss at Citi Field.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|