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Recent Wander Franco news, rumors

  • • Effectively Wild Episode 1777: Happy Francsgiving
    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Rays signing 20-year-old Wander Franco to a long-term extension, rapid movement in the starting-pitcher market (capped off by the Cardinals signing Steven Matz and Mets owner Steve Cohen tweeting out his reaction), and the White Sox inking Kendall Graveman. Then (36:41) they continue their series of discussions […]...2021
  • • Samson: Weighing the risks of the Rays reportedly signing Wander Franco to a huge, long-term deal
    David Samson discusses the latest monster MLB deal...2021
  • • Wander Franco Lands A Monster Deal
    For once, Wanderlust involves someone staying put....2021
  • • Who will be next young MLB star to sign long-term deal? Seven candidates, including Juan Soto and Vlad Jr.
    Wander Franco got a big deal from the Rays this week; so who's next?...2021
  • • Chin Music, Episode 41: Drinking Milk and Eating Cherries
    Let’s do a quick podcast, I said to Jon Tayler. We’ll just do listener emails and give people a little something going into the holidays, I added. More than two hours later, here we are. We talk about the breaking news of a Wander Franco extension, give a quick labor update, and then it’s your […]...2021
  • • Wander Franco, Rays closing in on massive contract extension for 20-year-old star
    The deal is expected to be in the range of 12 years and $225 million...2021
  • Wander Franco gets record-setting $182 million contract from Rays
    • Wander Franco gets record-setting $182 million contract from Rays
    The Tampa Bay Rays have locked up one of the brightest young stars in baseball for over a decade....2021
  • • MLB rumors: Rays, Wander Franco close to locking up extension; Eight teams after Steven Matz, including Mets
    Here are Tuesday's hot stove rumblings...2021
  • $182 million? Why 20-year-old Wander Franco is worth every penny to the Rays
    • $182 million? Why 20-year-old Wander Franco is worth every penny to the Rays
    By going all-in on their shortstop for the next 12 years, the Rays broke their mold -- and finally have a franchise-defining superstar....2021
  • Wander Franco signs record 11-year, $182 million extension with Rays
    • Wander Franco signs record 11-year, $182 million extension with Rays
    Wander Franco is not yet old enough to purchase alcohol in the United States, but the 20-year-old stud shortstop just agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the Tampa Bay Rays past his 21st birthday and all the way into his 30s....2021

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Wander Franco injury and suspension

  • • Top 25 Fantasy Shortstops for 2021 – Week 24
    When it comes to the Top 25 rankings, I often penalize players who are on the disabled list because those players can't help your fantasy team. But there is always an exception to the rule. The exception is Wander Franco. Franco left Friday night's game against Detroit with right hamstring tightness and was placed on the 10-day IL Saturday. According to manager Kevin Cash, Franco can be out two t...2021
  • Rays likely to place Wander Franco on injured list
    • Rays likely to place Wander Franco on injured list
    Presumably, Franco will go for further testing to determine the extent of the injury and a projected timetable for his return....2021
  • Rays' Franco injured running bases, exits in 1st
    • Rays' Franco injured running bases, exits in 1st
    Tampa Bay Rays rookie Wander Franco limped as he ran the bases in the first inning and exited Friday's game against Detroit with an apparent leg injury....2021
  • • Wander Franco injury: First-place Rays put star rookie on 10-day injured list with hamstring strain
    Franco suffered the injury running the bases Friday...2021
  • • Rolling In The Deep: Who Will Bail(ey) Us Out This Week?
    Hello friends, and welcome once again to the deep league corner of Razzball.  As our teams continue to get hit by injuries, demotions, and inconsistent play, it gets harder to plug those lineup and rotation holes, but plug away we will.  While I actually saw a fantasy site suggest that you might want to check your waiver wire to see if Wander Franco is still available in your league after news of ...2021
  • • Rays Infielders are Adames a Dozen
    The Tampa Bay Rays got the baseball world buzzing Friday afternoon when they shipped former top prospect Willy Adames to the Milwaukee Brewers along with RHP Trevor Richards for a couple middle relievers I've never heard of, Drew Rasmussen and J.P. Feyereisen. I'm partly lying for the laughs, I am aware of Feyereisen, he's been solid (3.26 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 20/11 K/BB), and if there's one thing w...2021
  • • Rays Reassign Wander Franco To Minor League Camp
    The Rays officially started working out Wander Franco at third base yesterday, though manager Kevin Cash insists it’s no more a reaction to the Ji-Man Choi injury than it is a sign that Franco needs to (or will) make the move, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Yandy Diaz and Yoshi Tsutsugo could…...2021
  • • AL East Notes: Rays, Franco, Red Sox, Benintendi, Cora, Pedroia
    Rays top prospect Wander Franco is on his way back to the United States for precautionary tests on the bicep injury that forced him out of the lineup in the Winter League, according to John Romano of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter). The Dominican League reported news of Franco’s discomfort last week, but it…...2020

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Wander Franco trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Wander Franco, Rays closing in on massive contract extension for 20-year-old star
    The deal is expected to be in the range of 12 years and $225 million...2021
  • • Wander Franco gets record-setting $182 million contract from Rays
    The Tampa Bay Rays have locked up one of the brightest young stars in baseball for over a decade....2021
  • • $182 million? Why 20-year-old Wander Franco is worth every penny to the Rays
    By going all-in on their shortstop for the next 12 years, the Rays broke their mold -- and finally have a franchise-defining superstar....2021
  • • Wander Franco signs record 11-year, $182 million extension with Rays
    Wander Franco is not yet old enough to purchase alcohol in the United States, but the 20-year-old stud shortstop just agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the Tampa Bay Rays past his 21st birthday and all the way into his 30s....2021
  • • Rays, Wander Franco Agree To 11-Year Extension
    Seventy games into his Major League career, Rays shortstop Wander Franco has agreed to a precedent-setting 11-year, $182MM contract extension, according to multiple reports. The contract comes with a $25MM club option for an additional season and a series of $3MM escalators based on MVP voting that bring its maximum value up to $223MM over…...2021
  • • Wander Franco, Rays close to massive contract extension for 20-year-old star, per report
    The deal is expected to be in the range of 12 years and $225 million...2021
  • • Rays, Wander Franco Closing In On Extension
    11:42am: Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets that the contract will be 11 or 12 years in length when it’s finished. Hector Gomez of ZSports 101 in the Dominican Republic pegs the terms at 12 years and $223MM (Twitter link). 11:25am: The Rays and young shortstop Wander Franco are making progress toward an…...2021
  • Report: Rays made record extension offer to Wander Franco
    • Report: Rays made record extension offer to Wander Franco
    It’s easy to see why the Rays are so bullish on Franco’s long-term outlook....2021
  • • Rays Have Reportedly Made Record Extension Offer To Wander Franco
    Wander Franco’s big league career spans just 70 games and 104 days, but Yancen Pujols of El Caribe, a news outlet in Franco’s native Dominican Republic, reports that the Rays have put forth what would be a record-setting contract offer to the 20-year-old shortstop (Twitter thread). Exact terms aren’t known, but Pujols indicates that the…...2021
  • • Effectively Wild Episode 1741: Call Up the Cavalry
    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Wander Franco coming into his own, Kevin Newman’s steep offensive falloff post-spring training, a strikeout milestone for Robbie Ray, the Kendall Graveman–Abraham Toro trade and promotions/extensions for the Mariners’ Jerry Dipoto and Scott Servais, the new-and-improved Blake Snell, Austin Adams’ historic hit-by-pitch pace, Cardinal...2021

Wander Franco stats and results

  • • Top 25 Fantasy Shortstops for 2021 – Week 24
    When it comes to the Top 25 rankings, I often penalize players who are on the disabled list because those players can't help your fantasy team. But there is always an exception to the rule. The exception is Wander Franco. Franco left Friday night's game against Detroit with right hamstring tightness and was placed on the 10-day IL Saturday. According to manager Kevin Cash, Franco can be out two t...2021
  • • Adell Tells Minor League Teammates Hello From The Other Side
    var _bp = _bp||[]; _bp.push({ "div": "Brid_4098649_1", "obj": {"id":"10951","stats":{"wp":1},"title":"RZBL%202021%20WAIVER%20WIRE%20Week%2017","autoplay":true,"video":"836625","width":"640","height":"360"}}); Jarred Kelenic was such a terrific call-up, before he was called up. Jarren Duran was a Hall of Fame lock, before I locked him into my fantasy lineups. Vidal Brujan? A chef's kiss that can ...2021
  • • Wander Goes Yonder
    var _bp = _bp||[]; _bp.push({ "div": "Brid_4096980_1", "obj": {"id":"10951","stats":{"wp":1},"title":"RZBL%202021%20WAIVER%20WIRE%20WEEK%2012","autoplay":true,"video":"807372","width":"640","height":"360"}}); Okay, there won't be a Wander Franco (2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) lede after every game he plays. It's like when FTJ, Acuña, Vlad Jr. and others were called up. You need to bask in the GLORY. ...2021
  • • FanDuel: And I Wander, Still I Wander
    Welcome back my fellow Razzies. We have a near-full slate on the docket tonight and we’re going to have to sift through the games to find the arms, stacks, and value we need to make this Tuesday our most profitable to date. It’s Wander Franco night in Tampa! Tune in to watch him crush his first MLB home run off Eduardo Rodriguez.  Last week we had almost no aces on the board and the pitcher who e...2021
  • • Daily Prospect Notes: Wander Franco Edition
    Here comes Wander Franco, and here come some stats to show just how special a prospect he is....2021
  • • Rays Finally Let Franco Into Promised Land After Wandering The Desert
    var _bp = _bp||[]; _bp.push({ "div": "Brid_4096861_1", "obj": {"id":"10951","stats":{"wp":1},"title":"RZBL%202021%20WAIVER%20WIRE%20WEEK%2012","autoplay":true,"video":"807372","width":"640","height":"360"}}); Hope everyone had a Happy Father's Day, and, for our five female readers, I hope your husbands or dads weren't too unbearable. When I heard Wander Franco was being called up, I was on the p...2021

Wander Franco parents, kids, wife / husband, girlfriend / boyfriend

  • Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Juan Soto Goes GOAT In The Second Half
    • Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Juan Soto Goes GOAT In The Second Half
    It's coming to an end boys and girls. Don't be sad that it's over, just be happy that it happened. Seriously, we had a full season of baseball this year. That's reason enough to celebrate in my book. Unfortunately it led to some STRONG taeks early on in the season. One such strong taek was the demise of confirmed alien Juan Soto. Grey and yours truly, take a moment to dig in on Goato's second half...2021
  • • Prospect News: Day 1 A.W.: Franco and the Four Non Wanders
    Been hearing mostly conservative takes about Wander Franco the past couple days, but can we just set the hedging aside for a moment and ponder Wander’s potential? When an incomparable player comes alone, like Shohei Ohtani for instance, the tried and true path of downplaying possibilities and leaning into what’s come before just falls short.  Wander Franco can exceed our imaginations, especially...2021
  • Wander Franco’s amazing Rays debut even came with heartwarming moment
    • Wander Franco’s amazing Rays debut even came with heartwarming moment
    The Wander kid has finally arrived to save the day. In only his second big league at-bat, baseball’s top prospect Wander Franco smashed a three-run homer in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s 9-5 loss against the Red Sox. The special moment was made even sweeter was that he could share it with his dad. Wander......2021
  • • Rays Finally Let Franco Into Promised Land After Wandering The Desert
    2021

Top Wander Franco news

  • • Rays To Add Wander Franco To 60-Man Player Pool
    The Rays will add uber-prospect Wander Franco to their 60-man player pool, according to Jesse Sanchez and Juan Toribio of MLB.com. He’ll participate in the pre-season ramp up and be eligible to continue training with the team during the season. As with the Tigers, and surely all other teams, the Rays are considering developmental prerogatives…...2020
  • • Kiley McDaniel's top 100 prospects for 2020
    Spoiler alert: Wander Franco leads our list. Which MLB stars of tomorrow follow the best prospect since Mike Trout in this year's rankings?...2020
  • • Effectively Wild Episode 1766: Fingers in Several Rays Pies
    Meg Rowley and erstwhile Effectively Wild co-host and current Tampa Bay Rays employee Jeff Sullivan discuss World Series game start times, how Jeff’s job has changed compared to the 2020 season, Wander Franco, the Rays’ uniforms, what it is like to root (and work) for a team in the playoffs, the Rays’ ALDS against Boston, […]...2021
  • • Steal 26 Players And Build A Roster
    Here’s a fun exercise during a time without much real baseball: Imagine you’re an expansion general manager who can take one player from 26 of the game’s 30 rosters to build a full major league team. You can’t steal any prospects, though, so someone like Wander Franco’s off limits, and there are going to be…...2020
  • • MLB prospects to watch on each team's 60-man pool
    Some of the game's biggest prospects, such as Wander Franco and Jo Adell, will be in MLB camps this week. Here's who to watch on every team....2020
  • • Orioles Notes: Rutschman, Severino, Mateo
    The Orioles have promoted catcher Adley Rutschman from Double-A to Triple-A Norfolk, the team announced last night. (MASNsports.com’s Roch Kubtako first reported he’d be moving up a level.) Rutschman, who now ranks as the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball at Baseball America and MLB.com following Wander Franco’s graduation from the list, opened the…...2021
  • • Angels promote Jo Adell, the No. 2 prospect in baseball, per report
    Adell entered the spring ranked behind only Tampa Bay's Wander Franco...2020
  • • Sources: D.R. adds Franco for Olympic qualifying
    The Dominican Republic is adding No. 1 overall prospect Wander Franco and veteran slugger Jose Bautista to its roster as it attempts to qualify for the Olympics....2020
  • • 2021 MLB playoffs: Rays' roster will churn after early exit, but Wander Franco proved he's a sure thing
    Baseball's former top prospect more than lived up to the hype in his first season, including in the ALDS...2021
  • • Quick Hits: Rays, Franco, Gibbons, Phillies, Harper, Storen
    Wander Franco has apparently heard some of the positive chatter around his game. MLB Insider Hector Gomez tweets that Franco fully expects to have $300MM in front of him within four years. Of course, baseball economics make that a somewhat suspect goal, as there’s a decent chance Franco will not be arbitration eligible yet in…...2020
  • • Orioles Place Ryan Mountcastle On IL, Recall Alexander Wells
    Ryan Mountcastle has been placed on the 7-day concussion IL, per Roch Kubatko of MASN. Alexander Wells was recalled to take his spot on the roster. Mountcastle was removed from Friday’s game after being tagged on the helmet by Wander Franco and dealing with concussion-like symptoms. The team also announced that Domingo Leyba has cleared…...2021
  • • MLB teams begin announcing 2020 player pools, including No. 1 prospect Wander Franco: Five things to know
    Teams are allowed to designate up to 60 players for roster eligibility in 2020...2020
  • • Prospect Faceoff: Franco v. Lux
    Yesterday’s prospect faceoff post featured two fairly similar youngsters: upper-level left-handed hurlers MacKenzie Gore and Jesus Luzardo. Today, we’ll examine another duo with a lot of commonalities … but they won’t be quite so closely situated. Glance up at the top ten list of most prospect rankings and you’ll see two middle infielders: Wander Franco…...2020
  • • Rays To Sign Wander Franco
    The Rays have reached agreement to sign 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Wander Franco, MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports (Twitter link).  Franco will receive a bonus worth $3.825MM....2017

Wander Franco fantasy rankings and news

  • • Top 25 Fantasy Shortstops for 2021 – Week 24
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  • • Prospect News: Jo Adell and the Buy Window on Hot Wander
    In 2021, most rookies are playing like Joe Strummer on a Ramshackle Day Parade, taking the freight elevator straight to the incinerator.  This makes fantasy players reluctant to buy for the first time in a long time, a corrective measure many years in the making as we’ve been titillated by Tatis, Acuña, Soto, Alonso, Bichette and many, many more.  Wander Franco is a disappointment, is all I’m sa...2021
  • • Adell Tells Minor League Teammates Hello From The Other Side
    2021
  • • Wander Goes Yonder
    2021
  • • Rolling In The Deep: Who Will Bail(ey) Us Out This Week?
    2021
  • • Rays Finally Let Franco Into Promised Land After Wandering The Desert
    2021
  • • Rays Infielders are Adames a Dozen
    2021
  • • The Positional Prospect I’m Most Excited to See Debut in 2021
    Baseball is in good hands. Look no further than Grey's top 10 for 2021 fantasy baseball, where you can witness the likes of Ronald Acuna Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Mookie Betts ranked ahead of the greatest player of our time, Randy Arozarena. Just kidding, I really do mean Mike Trout. Venture further into the top 20 and you'll find Christian Yelich (No. 11), Bo Bichette (No. 12), Nolan...2021

Wander Franco schedule, game

  • • Effectively Wild Episode 1777: Happy Francsgiving
    2021
  • • Effectively Wild Episode 1766: Fingers in Several Rays Pies
    2021
  • • 2021 MLB playoffs: Rays' roster will churn after early exit, but Wander Franco proved he's a sure thing
    2021
  • • Top 25 Fantasy Shortstops for 2021 – Week 24
    2021
  • Franco 'much better,' returns to Rays lineup at SS
    • Franco 'much better,' returns to Rays lineup at SS
    Tampa Bay Rays rookie shortstop Wander Franco returned to the starting lineup Saturday against the Minnesota Twins after clearing MLB concussion protocols....2021
  • Rays' Franco sits day after leaving with headache
    • Rays' Franco sits day after leaving with headache
    Wander Franco is out of the Rays' lineup Friday one day after leaving a game early with a headache. The rookie shortstop is in the middle of a 33-game on-base streak....2021
  • • Effectively Wild Episode 1741: Call Up the Cavalry
    2021
  • • FanDuel: Wandering Around
    While it's been a quiet year for Wander Franco ($3,000) since being called up, he has actually been crushing left-handed pitching with a .955 OPS. He will be batting second for the Rays, a great spot to rack up runs and RBI against opposing southpaw John Means. Means is clearly due for regression with a .198 BABIP and a 4.51 FIP, as well as a 1.73 HR/9. We can take advantage of this matchup with o...2021
  • • Prospect News: Jo Adell and the Buy Window on Hot Wander
    2021
  • • Adell Tells Minor League Teammates Hello From The Other Side
    2021

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