Showing posts with label Jeff Francoeur. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jeff Francoeur. Show all posts

Monday, April 14, 2014

Video: On Jeff Ears: Jeff Francoeur's Team Pranks him that teammate Jorge Reyes was deaf.

Former Met, Jeff Francoeur's AAA team convinced him (over several weeks) that teammate Jorge Reyes was deaf.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ex ClubHouse Manager Charlie Samuels Arrested, Frenchy Explains why he gave $50K to Samuels

As reported this morning, former Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels was arrested today, accused of gambling with mobbed-up bookies, stealing Mets’ equipment and memorabilia and committing fraud.  You know, typical New York stuff.

You may recall that last fall when this all hit the news Jeff Francoeur‘s name popped up by virtue of him writing $50,000 in checks to Samuels. No one ever suggested that Francoeur did anything wrong — and really, how could they? Look at that face! — but it did raise eyebrows.

Francoeur is in New York today facing the Yankees, and explained it to Roger Rubin of the Daily News.

For starters, $15,000 of that was the end-of-year bonus given by Francoeur to Samuels, and intended to be distributed to the various cooks, massage therapists, clubhouse attendants and the like.

Which, while that seems like a lot, is a standard kind of thing. At least in form. I really don’t know if that’s a lot of money for end of year tips, but I bet it’s within the normal range for veterans.

As for the other $35,000, well, we’ll let Francoeur explain it:
“I wrote him a $35,000 check and he gave me cash for it and I bought a car for my mom and dad. And that’s what it was all about. That’s the whole thing,” Francoeur said. “My parents help pay our bills and stuff while we’re away during the season. I didn’t want them to see what I paid for the car" …
Samuels was also the official Bank of the New York Mets...LOL

Monday, December 06, 2010

Mets tidbits: Russell Martin, Starting Pitching, Frenchy, Mahay

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News:

A source said that the Mets view Russell Martin as too pricey and too much of an injury risk. He turned down the Dodgers' offer of $4.2 million for one year, with a $1.1 million in incentives, meaning his price would have to come way, way, way down for the Mets to get involved.

The Phils are definitely in on Jeff Francoeur, who intrigues old hitting coach Charlie Manuel. There is some expectation within the Phils' front office that Francoeur will end up with Royals, for whom he could play every day. In Philly, he's be a platoon guy.

Lefty reliever Ron Mahay--who the Mets pursued unsuccessfully last winter--feels that he would be a good fit in New York this year, and he's willing to sign an affordable one-year deal.

Talking to Mets people, there is no urgency to sign pitchers like Jeff Francis and Chris Young. They are considering those players, but will wait for the market to develop.
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