DH Steroid Witchhunt: Jeff "Frenchy" Francoeur

Today there’s news that Jeff Francoeur has been recalled by the Atlanta Braves to be back with the big league club after being demoted to AA for a line that smelled of .234/8HR/41 RBI. Congrats Frenchy, and welcome back. You’re a Major Leaguer again, where the ballparks are like cathedrals; and all that good shit.

We promised to be much more selective in doing these Steroid Witchhunts. But we think there’s pretty good reason to finger Frenchy. Back when he was getting Sports Illustrated cover stories, he hit 29 dingers. Then last season he dropped down to only 19 homers in a full 162 game season. This season he’s down to eight.

Plus those are just the numbers. You look at how Frenchy is built. He’s just a rock solid little prick, ya know? Like a football defensive back playing baseball by accident. Just for something to do in the offseason. Plus we know a guy who is from Georgia that knew the Francoeur family and Frenchy himself, and he said he was just a pure meathead with a ten cent head on his shoulders. You know what all this adds up to.

Steroid User Rating/Probability: 76% Roider

Status: He’s doing them. Or at least he was.