The Colorado Rockies decline Jeff Francis’ option for 2011

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Tuesday 5 October 2010 at 10:21 am

The Rockies have declined 29-year old lefty starter Jeff Francis’ option for 2011 valued at $7 million bucks. Francis pitched in 20 games (19 starts) for the Rockies last year and he was 4-6 with a 5.00 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. He has now pitched in 150 games (149 starts) in his six years with the Rockies and he is 55-50 with a 4.77 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. Francis is #3 in wins (55) in Rockies’ history. He is also #3 in games started (149), #3 in innings pitched (882 2/3) and he is #4 in strikeouts (603) in Rockies’ history. The Rockies might consider bringing Francis back at a reduced rate if he’s interested in coming back.

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