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Franchise Locked In with four to five year contract!

The Rockies have signed Jeff Francis to a four year deal worth $13.25 million according to ESPN with an option for a fifth season at around $7 million more. Oh Canada! Yeay! Francis now figures to be part of the Rockies at least into 2010 when most of our young elite prospects will be mature enough to have us in the thick of things regularly. Yeay!

Update [2006-11-21 17:3:58 by Rox Girl]:

More details are emerging now, from the Denver Post we learn how the deal is broken up and that the option year can go up to $8 million if Francis meets performance incentives.