Francoeur Not Expected To Sign Long-Term

The odds that Jeff Francoeur and the Braves agree on a long-term deal "appear to be getting dimmer" says Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Instead, Francoeur seems to favor year-to-year deals followed by arbitration.  Carroll adds,

"Players who are renewed might make $10,000 or so less than they would have had they reached a deal, but sometimes they do it to make a point in negotiations.  Wren said another renewal wouldn’t negatively affect any future dealings with Francoeur."

This is standard procedure.  Francoeur made $427,500 in 2007 and is eligible for a contract renewal any day now.

By Nat Boyle

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