Why Francoeur had to go

Posted on September 1, 2010 by


“This possibility assumes Francoeur creates any kind of standard against which to measure other players. Since his impressive April, Francoeur has a .605 OPS. Rey Ordonez had 3 seasons as a Met in which he hit better than that. Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Chris Carter, Jason Pridie, Val Pascucci, and a few choice corpses were all viable replacements at any point this season. Francoeur even started over Pagan sometimes in July, the month he had a .393 OPS.”

Sam Page trying to figure out why the Mets gave Jeff Francoeur so many at-bats. Here he speculated that it was due to a lack of better options.

Source: Amazin’ Avenue

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