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Mets send Fernando Martinez back to Triple-A, which means more playing time for Jeff Francoeur

Aug 19, 2010, 5:48 PM EDT

Rod Barajas has returned from the disabled list and the Mets made room for him on the roster by demoting Fernando Martinez back to Triple-A.
Martinez’s latest stint with the Mets lasted 12 days, during which time he started just five times and got all of 22 plate appearances. His return to the minors seemingly means Jeff Francoeur is back to being an everyday player.
And why not? After all, Francoeur is hitting .234/.292/.375 overall this season for the worst OPS of any corner outfielder in the league and he’s batting .167 in his last 20 games.

  1. Gobias Industries - Aug 19, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    Because the world need another post bashing the Mets / Jeff Francoeur…

  2. Professor Longnose - Aug 19, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    It does, to counter the nonsense I heard the Mets’ radio announcers spouting during the game. Francoeur had a 12-pitch at-bat, so obviously, they were saying, he’s now a completely different hitter who has fixed his troubles and takes more pitches, and the Mets should consider bringing him back next year.

  3. quint - Aug 19, 2010 at 9:44 PM

    I hope you made that up, for the sake of humanity.

  4. Chris Fiorentino - Aug 19, 2010 at 10:13 PM

    Gotta agree with gob here…beating up on the Mutts is getting old around here. Why kick a dead horse? Leave them alone already.

  5. BC - Aug 20, 2010 at 10:13 AM

    Oh yay. Can I celebrate now. Where’s my effing Nardil?

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