First, a question: Why does the Lilburn Flash-in-the-Pan receive a louder applause from the home folks than McCann? Is it looks, or are Braves fans that clueless?
I’ve had it with Francoeur. I’m sick of hearing about his love for the Red Sox. I’m tired of that crappy country music that accompanies his AB’s. I’m tired of his AB’s.
Now we learn that Frenchy has a complicated relationship with TP. There’s some debate as to whether Pendleton is a good hitting coach — none of us really know. Could it be that Francoeur is simply a lunkhead who doesn’t listen?
Has his work with Jaramillo damaged his relationship with Pendleton? Francoeur: “We’ve talked about it. We’re working together now. I really can’t say much. It is what it is.”
No doubt Rudy Jaramillio is the premier hitting coach in baseball, but even he hasn’t been able to reach Francoeur. Instead of blaming everyone else, maybe Frenchy should start taking some responsibility for his failures.
If results truly matter, TP deserves the benefit of doubt. During his tenure the Braves have posted team batting averages at or above .270 five times.
Whether or not he deserves credit for that, I hope TP is Bobby’s successor.