Originally Posted by PepperJack
Also Francisco burned every bridge I think he could. The organization kept him at 3B, playing him there over Frazier in the minors trying to get him as many reps as they could to help him improve. He used up all of his options, ended a season hurt, didn't let it heal/ rehab the right way, and showed up in spring training out of shape, and out of options. Not much more the team could do. Plus as Atlanta found out, the guy is not a 3B. So a LHH 1B, does us no good.
His defensive stats say he's a mediocre 3B and an awful 1B. And Miguel Cairo gave us a .492 OPS in a backup role the year we traded Francisco. I don't want to grind it out with anybody over a mediocre player like Francisco, I'm just pointing out a move I didn't like at the time.