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Jeff Francoeur Dealt To Marlins In Three Team Trade

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Jeff Francoeur

Three team trade sends Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur to Miami

In a three-way trade between the Texas Rangers, Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves, outfielder Jeff Francoeur now finds himself playing for the Marlins. The Braves outfielder has not seen much playing time of late after Atlanta traded for Matt Kemp.

Francoeur who is hitting .249 with 7 home runs and 33 RBI’s in 276 plate appearances, will fill a void for Miami after super-star Giancarlo Stanton was sidelined with a groin injury.

Along with Francoeur, the Braves also sent cash considerations to the Marlins to help pay the remaining $213,000 on Francoeur’s contract.

Another part of this trade involves the Rangers. They have sent minor league shortstop Dylan Moore to the Braves. Moore has split time this season between Single-A and Single-A advanced while hitting .263 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI’s. In exchange for the young shortstop, the Braves sent International Bonus Pool Slot No. 93 to Texas.

The Marlins will ship minor league catcher Matt Foley to the Braves and will also send International Bonus Pool Slot No. 37 and 97 to the Rangers.

Foley was drafted in the 40th round of the 2015 draft by the Marlins and is currently in Low-A ball. In 14 games (35 at-bats) Foley is hitting .257 with no home runs and 3 RBI’s.


Braves Receive – Minor leaguers Foley and Moore

Marlins Receive – Francoeur and cash considerations

Rangers Receive – International Bonus Pool Slot No. 37, 93, and 97.

This trade works for all three teams involved. The Marlins get to fill a void in the outfielder after Stanton got hurt, the Braves get younger with two minor leaguers and the Rangers get three international slots to help them get a big name international player.

Winner of this trade – in the short-term, I believe the Marlins won this trade because they acquired a player that is big league ready in Francoeur that can fill their needs instantly. In the long-term, the Rangers come out on top because they maximized their international signing potential. With this trade, the Rangers have acquired 50% of their original signing bonus pool. Per MLB rules, a team can only acquire 50% of their original bonus pool amount. The Rangers entered the signing period with a pool of $2,157,400 and have acquired $1.07 million in trades this season.