I liked Jeff Francoeur. He did need to go, though.
But for a first baseman who has no power and walks less than Frenchy himself...? Why? Unless they plan on keeping Joaquin Arias in the minors for, like, ever.
When I told TOH his stats, he asked, "Why is he playing first? And why is he playing baseball?"
The good news is, Jenrry Mejia and Lucas Duda will be part of the September call-up contingent.
The bad news is...the Mets are falling apart in front of our very eyes. No, not because of Francoeur. But I guess by trading who the Maple Street Press called "The Right Fielder of the Decade" for the Mets, with Angel Pagan out for a bit (along with Jose Reyes, thus eliminating any kind of speed from the lineup), they are mailing it in for the rest of the season.
A sad day for the HardCoeurs out there now...