New York Mets

Francoeur Open to Trade

NEW YORK - JULY 29:  Jeff Francoeur #12 of the New York Mets bats against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 29, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Cardinals 4-0.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Metszilla.comCorrespondent IAugust 11, 2010

According to Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger, New York Mets outfielder, Jeff Francoeur is open to the idea of being traded:

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Mets Jeff Francoeur, seeking playing time, open to trade: http://tinyurl.com/2akvd59

About 3 hours ago

 
Andy McCullough

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Francoeurs agent confirmed this notion as per McCollough in his post to the Star Ledger (click  HERE to read full post):

We want to play every day,” Francoeur’s agent Molly Fletcher said yesterday. “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.”

Andy goes on to say:

The Mets are aware of Francoeur’s position, a team official indicated. Eligible for arbitration, Francoeur is a candidate to be non-tendered by the team and cut loose at season’s end. He is playing on a one-year, $5 million contract. With Fernando Martinez called up to play ahead of him this past weekend, the writing is on the wall.

For the second time in less than a month Jeff has lost his starting job.  First to Angel Pagan upon Carlos Beltran‘s return from off-season knee surgury and now to newly promoted Fernando Martinez.  Francoeur was told

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