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Rangers Reportedly Interested In Jeff Francoeur

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There's a discussion over at Lone Star Ball about the reports of Jeff Francoeur likely heading to the Rangers.

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Francoeur is not a good player, but he wouldn't necessarily be a bad addition to the Rangers. Similar to Adam, my first instinct was anger, but Francoeur really wouldn't be too bad of an addition. Over his career, he's been a good right fielder by any metric you want to use -- and has the reputation to back it up -- he has a .344 career weighted On Base Average vs. lefties; .324 this year (in Citi Field). It's not better than David Murphy has been against lefties in 2010, but it is much better than Murphy for his career.

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If the deal gets done, and it isn't for anyone we'd care about, Francoeur would be nothing special, but he could be a nice platoon partner for Murphy, as well as depth that would let the ailing legs of Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz rest a little more often.

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Just get use to seeing someone who swings at absolutely everything. EVERYTHING!

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