Originally Posted by KC2135
I could be wrong, but didn't he have a decent year with the Royals a couple seasons back?
Decent .284/.329/.476 5.22 rc/27, thanks to a BABIP far exceeding his career norm. If this is the best case scenario, I don't want him. The most-likely scenario is worse than what we're getting right now.
While we don't know for sure who is available in trade for a non-prospect, I assure everyone that there are better options out there than Franceour. Just as one example, I lobbied for the Reds to trade for Eric Young Jr. after the Rockies designated him for assignment
. Instead, the Mets got him for basically nobody. Since then, he's posted an on base percentage around .360, scored 10 runs and driven in 10 runs in 18 games, and the Mets are 10-8 in games he's played in (compared to 27-40 in games he hasn't played in).
Even if you hate Eric Young Jr. and think he will decline, this is just one illustration of the multitude of better options than Franceour in the OF which only Walt would know are available in a trade for an expendable body.