More Frenchy Love

It seems that people just can’t say anything bad about Jeff Francoeur. After my rant yesterday, I heard this nugget from Buck Belue on 680 The Fan yesterday evening.

Here is how the Braves stack up: left field, below average; center field, below average; …um…uh…um…well…second base, average; first base, average. Chipper, McCann, and Escobar are the only ones who have anything going.

So, he can’t bring himself to knock Francoeur, even though callers have been complaining about his hitting all afternoon. Is he afraid that Frank Wren will pull his press pass? A dramatic pause, followed by the insulting of Kelly Johnson? What is it about this player? Is he some sort of Svengali?

3 Responses “More Frenchy Love”

  1. Cyril Morong says:

    Maybe it is 2 straight years of 100+ RBIs. Some people still think they mean something. If you look at his clutch numbers, like RISP and close and late, they are pretty good. But as his career gets longer, they will come back down to his overall numbers. His numbers like OPS are pretty weak for an outfielder

  2. K-Funk says:

    It is unbelievable how many runners Francoeur has left on base recently. I’m really hoping this season is a fluke brought about by his ill-advised decision to put on muscle in the offseason.

  3. Cyril Morong says:

    It is not surprising that he is starting to leave men on base. No one does alot better in the clutch than other wise for very long