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Name  Frank Francisco
Born  9/11/1979
Height  6-2
Weight  250
Number  43
Position  RP
Bats  R
Throws  R
9/14/2013 9:42:00 PM
Description: New York reliever Frank Francisco was hit by a Logan Morrison line drive Saturday against the Marlins. Luckily, X-rays on his wrist came back negative. SOURCE: Adam Rubin, ESPN New York
Insight: It's just a bruise. Francisco (1-0, 10.13 ERA in four appearances) shouldn't miss more than a day or two.
3/16/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: Mets reliever Frank Francisco (elbow) is throwing off a mound, but isn't likely to be ready for Opening Day.
Insight: Even when Francisco is healthy, he has little fantasy value with the Mets' closer role belonging to Bobby Parnell.
8/16/2012 10:15:00 PM
Description: Mets reliever Frank Francisco entered with an 8-1 lead against the Reds Thursday and promptly gave up three earned on four hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning.
Insight: It's amazing that Francisco still owns the Mets' closer role. Sure, he has managed to only blow three saves but he has a 6.25 ERA and 1.83 WHIP in 31 2/3 innings. Jon Rauch has picked up Francisco in his last two appearances and we may see him take over closing duties soon.
8/3/2012 9:51:00 PM
Description: The Mets activated closer Frank Francisco from the DL on Friday. Francisco hasn't pitched since late June because of an oblique injury.
Insight: Interim closer Bobby Parnell is likely to move back into the setup role now that Francisco is healthy again.
7/24/2012 5:01:00 PM
Description: Mets closer Frank Francisco (oblique) had his rehab stint delayed after he needed a shot in his right knee. According to Mike Mazzeo of ESPN, the closer thinks he'll be able to pitch Wednesday.
Insight: Unless the Mets acquire another arm like Jonathan Broxton, Francisco will reassume the closer role in New York. Bobby Parnell has blown both of his save chances since Francisco went on the DL.
7/13/2012 8:22:00 PM
Description: Mets closer Frank Francisco had a setback in his recovery from a left oblique injury.
Insight: This should come as good news for Bobby Parnell (2-1, 2.83 ERA) owners as this latest setback probably just bought the New York reliever an extra week or two of save chances.
6/24/2012 7:57:00 PM
Description: Mets closer Frank Francisco has been placed on the 15-day DL because of a strained oblique.
Insight: Francisco is 18-for-21 in save opportunities this season but his 4.97 ERA is not what fantasy owners had been hoping for. Francisco has also been bothered by knee and hamstring issues at other points this season.
5/29/2012 10:48:00 PM
Description: Mets closer Frank Francisco threw a scoreless ninth inning on Tuesday to pick up his 14th save of the season.
Insight: Suddenly, Francisco has become lights out as New York's closer. In his last six outings, Francisco has gone 5-for-5 in save chances while throwing six scoreless innings.
5/20/2012 4:32:00 PM
Description: Frank Francisco picked up his 10th save of the season against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Insight: Francisco has been struggling and his hold on the Mets closer role is tenuous at best, so his owners had to be frustrated when he gave up a walk and a single to start the inning. However, the righty struck out three straight batters to end the game and hold onto the 6-5 win.
5/13/2012 4:42:00 PM
Description: Frank Francisco gave up three runs without getting an out in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against Miami to take his third loss.
Insight: Francisco gave up a triple, a walk and a single before he was removed for Manny Acosta. Acosta gave up a walkoff grand slam later in the inning to Giancarlo Stanton. Francisco blew a save on Friday against the Marlins, and he's now given up five runs in his last 2/3 of an inning. It might be time to add Jon Rauch (2.93 ERA), considering the implosions of Francisco and Acosta.
5/2/2012 8:15:00 PM
Description: Frank Francisco returned from his hamstring injury to pitch a scoreless inning Wednesday in an 8-1 loss to Houston.
Insight: Francisco allowed a pair of hits but he was able to get out of the inning unscathed. The 32-year-old is five for six in save chances but his ERA (6.97) is way higher than what fantasy owners were hoping for.
4/30/2012 5:44:00 PM
Description: Frank Francisco has a hamstring issue and is unavailable on Monday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.
Insight: Rubin said that Mets manager Terry Collins thinks the issue is due to dehydration. He should be available to return soon.
4/22/2012 4:48:00 PM
Description: Terry Collins said Frank Francisco is still the Mets closer despite his recent struggles, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Insight: Francisco started out 3-for-3 in save opportunities but he's given up six earned runs in his past three appearances, and was only spared a blown save on Saturday because he was removed from the game (the rule states that a BS will be charged to the current pitcher even when the tying run is charged to the previous pitcher. Francisco was charged with the three tying runs in the ninth, but because Jon Rauch was in the game at the time the tying run scored, he was given the blown save). Rauch is the next man in line for the Mets closer job, and don't be surprised if he takes the role by May despite Collins' vote of confidence for Francisco.
4/7/2012 4:08:00 PM
Description: Frank Francisco saved his second game for the Mets as New York improved to 2-0 on Saturday.
Insight: That's 2-for-2 for Francisco. The Mets figure to play a lot of close games, so Francisco could exceed expectations this season as the ninth-inning man. Though if you can find someone who believes Francisco is suddenly an elite closer, ship him off immediately, as he is extremely volatile and could implode at any time.
4/5/2012 4:02:00 PM
Description: Frank Francisco (knee) saved the Mets' season opening victory over Atlanta in his first appearance with the team.
Insight: Francisco had some knee trouble late in spring training, but he was lights out in his Mets debut, sending Atlanta down 1-2-3. Francisco could save 30 games, but he also may get bombed in April and cede the job to Jon Rauch. It's a nice start for Francisco, but if he begins to falter, keep Rauch in mind.
4/3/2012 11:34:00 AM
Description: Frank Francisco (knee) threw a bullpen session and felt good, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger. Francisco had a cortisone shot on Sunday after his knee was drained.
Insight: Francisco is expected to be the closer for the Mets, but Jon Rauch may also vulture a few saves. The two shared the Toronto closing job last season as well, combining for 26 saves. Steer clear of this closing situation if you can.
4/2/2012 7:45:00 PM
Description: The Mets are awaiting the results of Frank Francisco's MRI. Francisco has been dealing with a knee injury.
Insight: The clock is ticking for Francisco and the Mets. Jon Rauch (11-15 in save chances for Toronto last season) would likely be elevated to the closer's role if Francisco's knee ends up putting him on the DL.
5/28/2011 10:03:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays co-closer Frank Francisco blew another save today against the White Sox, his third in his last six opportunities.
Insight: Jon Rauch earned the save last night and did not give up a run. Right now expect both to get opportunities until someone really establishes himself. Even then, this could be a co-closer situation for a good while. You would have to think Farrell expects and wants Francisco to claim the role and hold it, so far he can't get it done.
5/19/2011 9:12:00 PM
Description: Frankie Francisco notched his fifth save of the season on Thursday's against the Rays.
Insight: Continue to start Francisco now that he's getting the ball in the ninth inning.
5/11/2011 9:39:00 AM
Description: Frank Francisco gave up a 9th inning blast to Adrian Gonzalez on Tuesday night to blow a save opp for Toronto. The Jays were fortunate enough to win in extras.
Insight: Francisco's closer role may be in jeopardy unless he starts throwing better. He has been shaky since coming off the DL and Jon Rauch could easily move into the 9th inning role if Francisco falters.

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