[/quote] Agreed. I don't know where this unbridled enthusiasm and faith in Francouer came from .... He was doing God - Awful when he got demoted and just because he's been able to hit AA pitching don't mean jack to me. Honestly, besides his rookie year, his numbers haven't been all that impressive.[/quote]
Well, his rookie season was only 2 years ago and he's had around 85 runs scored, 105 RBI's, and a good avg. the past 2 years. His HR's went down last year and his batting avg. went up a bunch. I don't really know what there wasn't[i][/i] to like about him going into this year. I don't think people thought he would be much more than a 3rd outfielder and there's no reason to think he still can't be that for the 2nd half.
You can't wait on him because the next time he does anything remotely good, he'll be picked up. If he's available, you almost have to get him now and see what happens while he's on your bench. If he still stinks at the end of July, dump him. Thinking he's not worth taking a flier on in exchange for your worst bench guy doesn't make sense to me. You have to swing for the fences sometimes. If Francoeur works out, he could help win a league for you much more than holding onto some steady but unspectacular 4th outfielder.
Yanks in '08!