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Jeff Francoeur is happy to be a Met

Sep 29, 2009, 8:53 AM EDT

Frenchie, when asked if he is sad that he’s not part of the Braves’ late season wild card surge:

I wish them nothing but the best,” Francoeur said, “but to be honest
with you, there’s not even a .1 percent chance that I’d want to be back
there right now. It has nothing to do with the people there because I
love Bobby [Cox] and I love that team. But sometimes you just gotta get out of the situation, and I was a guy that needed to get out.”

Yeah, it’s probably best that he’s not back there. Because if he was, someone may put two and two together and realize that his .250/.282/.352 line while in Atlanta is the main reason why the Braves have had to surge just to get into the playoff conversation in the first place.

  1. Ryan - Sep 29, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    amen! I am still rejoicing that he is no longer a brave!

  2. Simon DelMonte - Sep 29, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    I know you can’t stand him, but he’s played well and with heart and through pain for the Mets, and seems to be the only person who isn’t just saying “whatever” at this point. I like him and want to seem him come back, though clearly he’s a supporting cast member and not the solution to most of the team’s problems.

  3. Dave - Sep 29, 2009 at 4:23 PM

    Jeff Franceour could have been the next Dale Murphy if he could have learned some plate discipline and, most important, leanred to relax.
    Unfortunately, he put such pressure on himself to succeed for his home team that he often tried to win games by himself.
    He DID in fact win several games for the Braves this season, but too often failed to produce when needed. I was sad to see him go, but I had to admit that the trade did him a wrold of good and may give him a second chance to be a solid major league outfielder and, (again), if he learns some plate discipline, a future superstar.

  4. Oh please - Sep 30, 2009 at 8:59 AM

    Craig, shut your bleeping mouth.
    The Braves are 3 games behind the Rockies now for the wildcard and there’s not enough time left to catch up.
    If the Braves don’t make the playoffs, then guess what? This trade didn’t mean jacksh*t for the Braves this year. Next Year? Perhaps. But also the Mets will be HEALTHY with Francoeur aboard next year, too. And they *WILL* bounce back.

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