July 12, 2007

E-Mail Bag: Franco's Departure

I just found out from your site that Julio Franco is going to be designated or let go. I can’t believe it took this long! Julio may have not been a good player this year, he was a good player coach. Do you see any set backs with the Mets from this?

Neil via E-mail

Not a one Neil. I think it would have caused an enormous amount of friction between him and Rickey if Julio was here. After all, Julio is only a couple of months older than Rickey and we all know that Rickey still wants to play.

This is the absolute right move the Mets had to make and as I’m sorry it had to end like this for Julio, I’m glad it has finally ended.

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