Throw Frenchy from the 7 train

Sure, he's a good guy, but on the field and in the lineup Jeff Francoeur is a liability

Updated: July 14, 2010, 7:36 PM ET
By Matt Meyers | ESPN The Magazine

In a surprising display of savvy for an organization that has long-favored "veteran presence" over subtle skills when making lineup decisions, the New York Mets have told Jeff Francoeur that he and Angel Pagan will platoon in right field when center fielder Carlos Beltran returns from the disabled list on Thursday. Because Pagan is the left-handed part of the platoon, he'll see the bulk of the playing time, which is the way it should be.

The fact this was even up for discussion is silly ...

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