Francoeur Open To Trade

TUESDAY: Francoeur's agent Molly Fletcher explained to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger:

"We want to play every day.  We prefer to play in New York. But if we’re not going to play every day in New York, we absolutely welcome the opportunity to play every day somewhere else."

It's difficult to picture a team playing Francoeur every day this year, even if the Mets pick up the tab.

SATURDAY: Mets outfielder Jeff Francoeur is expected to meet with GM Omar Minaya to discuss trade options, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.  Francoeur is ostensibly less-than-thrilled about the club's plan to platoon him alongside Fernando Martinez.

Rubin notes that there may be minimal trade options for the 26-year-old.  Last week, Tim wrote that the Mets won't find much of a market for Francoeur as he won't provide much for a contender and other clubs may not be interested in acquiring a guy who is certain to be a non-tender.

In 104 games this season, Frenchy has hit just .241/.295/.378 with 10 home runs.


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