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Wayne Franklin sighting!

Everyone's favorite lefty who was good for about a month once, Wayne Franklin, has signed a minor league deal with the Royals. Maybe Dayton Moore is stockpiling former Brewers left-handers. You know, Valerio de los Santos may be available, as well!

I always have fond memories of Franklin because when I first got the Strat-o-Matic computer game, I immediately managed a season as the 2002 Brewers. Franklin only made four starts that year, but had a 2.62 ERA (while walking 17 in 26 innings! ouch!). Strat-o-Matic has various settings to control player usage, but I managed to get about a half-season of ace pitching out of Franklin. I would imagine the Royals will not be nearly so lucky.