Again, who else is better that is available for nothing? I agree we can trade for someone better than Francouer, but that is not what we're talking about right now. We would have to give up a lot to get a LF that would be an obvious/big upgrade. Hopefully that happens. In the meantime ...
I agree Francouer is not good. I disagree with the notion that he's not a better option against LHP than Derrick Robinson.
So you guys aren't pumped about potentially acquiring that new RH cleanup hitter you wanted?
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
He will pick Atlanta and go home.
Blitz Dorsey (07-07-2013)
I don't think Walt's looking to solve the clean-up spot, I think he's looking to add someone who has the potential to run into one in a pinch-hitting role against a LHP. The only right-handed pop on the bench is usually Mes, who Dusty usually isn't going to use as a pinch hitter. Overall, I'd agree that Robinson would have more value due to his versatility, but if Choo is going to play almost every single inning in CF (which he has), then Robinson's versatility is marginalized. Heisey can play CF the one or two games the rest of the way that Choo needs a break.
Agree he sucks now but a lot more than 70 games went into his first bigger contract.
If we had a manager who I was confident in to effectively use Francoeur against lefties in PH situations, I guess I could swallow this bitter pill. Still wouldn't like it, but could accept it. But RE: Jonny Gomes, to see how Dusty handles free-swinging righty outfielders who should never, ever see the light of day against righty pitching. Before you know it, Francoeur will be our every day option after he has a hot week.
Gigantic yuck...I was doing handsprings when the Royals FINALLY cut bait. Now he might give me worse nightmares as a Red? You think Heisey or Cozart drive you crazy? Frenchy will put several RZers in the nuthouse....I've had to watch him for three years...pleaaaaase...no mas!
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