Juan Francisco

Juan Francisco

Height/Weight: 6' 2"/245 lbs
Bat: L
Throw: R
Born: Bonao, Dominican Republic
College: None
Draft: Undrafted 2004 signed by the
  • Tampa Bay Times

    In at least one way, end of the Montreal plan was good for Rays

    But Major League Baseball killed the idea before the Rays even got to the hard parts: navigating the complexities and timelines to get open-air stadiums built in both markets, then negotiating enough compensation to get the players union — which was not enthralled but at least willing to listen, director Tony Clark said — to go along. I think most players were, like, not agreeing,” Rays union rep Tyler Glasnow said. They were like, ‘I really have to move that much?

  • Orlando Sentinel

    Tampa Bay is rid of the in-laws in Montreal, but has a stadium mess at home

    And deep-sixing the sister city plan does not change that reality. It’s not like you can adjust the Ybor City proposal from a part-time stadium to a full-time stadium as if you were adding a deck to the house. There is a reason the Ybor City idea was touted as a $700 million project.

  • Tampa Bay Times

    What will stop Tampa Bay's rising rents? There's no 'one solution.'

    Tampa Bay residents are feeling the pinch of record rent hikes and local officials are looking for solutions to slow it down. The problem is, they say there’s no one answer. Some propose rent control.