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?