D-Bag of the Week: Jeff Francoeur

July 8, 2008 – 12:01 am by admin

So, you’re Jeff Francoeur, one of the favorite hometown sons of the Atlanta Braves, and you were demoted to Double-A to work on your swing because you’re hitting .234 with an awful .287 on-base percentage.

You tore it up in the minors for three games, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution you felt “betrayed” by the demotion and were called up to rejoin your mates in the Bigs.

Really? Betrayed? Come on, Jeff.

Sure, you’ve played every single game each of the last two seasons. The difference between now and then? You were a productive player, despite your low batting average and cluelessness about what an actual strike is.

What you have to understand, Jeff, is that you’re not entitled to anything. If you’re not a productive player, you’ve gots to go, even if it’s just for a little while. I would suggest actually driving in some runs or something. You know, it’s your job.

Then maybe you have the right to say you were betrayed by the club. I mean, let’s keep in mind you’re hitting below the Mendoza Line since the second week of June.

Until then, sir, you are a d-bag.

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