MLB Trade Rumor: Jeff Francoeur Might Be Traded

Flushing Baseball DailyContributor IJuly 22, 2010

NEW YORK - JUNE 26: Jeff Francoeur #12 of the New York Mets hits a single against the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field on June 26, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Rumors flying around the New York Mets say they might trade Jeff Francoeur before the trade deadline next week.

Is that possible? Yes.

Is it likely? Knowing the Mets, probably not.

Francoeur lost the starting right fielder job to Angel Pagan when Carlos Beltran returned and now is the fourth outfielder.

Francoeur has been a starter since he was single digits in age. He obviously can’t be happy being on the bench now.

If the Mets do trade him, I would hope it would be for a good starting pitcher, such as Roy Oswalt . Chances are, Francoeur won’t be traded though.

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