Has Jeff Francoeur Become the New York Mets MVP?

Posted: 21st September 2009 by Joe Fiorello in MLB
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Jeff Francoeur has been playing hurt, but you’d never know it looking at him. He’s got a torn ligament in his hand, that will require off season surgery. Most players would probably end the season early in Francoeur’s situation, getting a head start on recovery time for next season. But not the gutsy right fielder. Instead, he’s on a tear. Francoeur is hitting .324 since August and .314 since coming over to the Mets. He’s got seven home runs and 34 RBI already, and he’s even drawn ten walks. It seems the change of scenery was exactly what Francoeur needed. All signs pointed toward an even swap when the Mets and Atlanta traded right fielders.  The much maligned Ryan Church had a rocky relationship with Jerry Manuel, and suffered a never ending string ...

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