Here is my spring interview with Jeff Francoeur. It's a pretty short one, Frenchy was in a hurry and didn't have that much time to stop and talk. One of my questions is no longer relevant, but I left it in there because I like how he answered it. Hopefully you will enjoy this brief interview with Jeff Francoeur.
Martin Gandy: How was your off-season?
Jeff Francoeur: It was good. I got married, obviously. Other than that, just worked out a lot and tried to get ready for the season the best I can.
MG: How much did the wedding planning and events intersect with your baseball-related off-season?
JF: It wasn't bad, because I got married so early, so when we got back I just got going right away and kept it going -- it was fun.
MG: Did you work on anything in particular this off-season?
JF: Like I said, just really getting stronger -- lifting a lot and trying to work on that and seeing what could happen. So far I feel good this spring.
MG: How would you assess your 2007 season?
JF: I would say it was a good step for me in my development as a player. I got a lot better in certain areas and hopefully I can continue to strive for more of that this year, to keep doing better and move up. I feel like I got a good start and made some adjustments last year and hopefully I can continue to make them this year.
MG: Have you set any goals for yourself this year?
JF: Not really. Obviously as a power hitter your goal is always 100 RBI if you get the chance. But my goal is really just to concentrate on my on-base percentage going up and getting walks.
MG: Some people describe you as the sexy guy on the Atlanta roster.
MG: Do you feel threatened, now that Javy Lopez is back, that he might steal that title?
JF: I think that's gone. I think Javy's got it back -- all the girls love Javy. So, what are you gonna do.
MG: What is your favorite baseball interview cliche that you use?
JF: Probably "just continue to improve." You hear everybody say it all the time, and it's the truth.